In conjunction with the violent clashes in Tlul al-Safa, cautious calm prevails al-Suwaidaa as the deadline requested by representative of al-Aql Sheikh regarding the release of abductees almost expired
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a cautious calm with a state of anticipation, as the deadline demanded by Sheikh Abdul Wahab Abu fakhr; the representative of sheikh of the unitary Druze sect Hikmat al-Hijri from the protesters of families of the people who were abducted and other people who stand with them in the provincial square, under which the sit-in was suspended on the 8th of October 2018, where the people are now waiting to see who the situation will become in al-Suwaidaa Province, after the end of the 48 hours deadline which was started 2 days ago, which coincided with the escalation in pace of military operations by the regime in Tlul al-Safa area, located on the administrative border of Rif Dimashq with Al-Suwaidaa, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of the clashes at a violent pace between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, where the regime forces were able to advance and control more areas, with cover of intense rocket, artillery, and aerial shelling, which has escalated over the last 48 hours even more.
The Syrian Observatory published on Wednesday morning that it rose to 339, the number of ISIS members who have been killed in the bombings, shelling and clashes since the 25th of July 2018, while it rose to at least 178, the number of members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them who were killed in the same period, including members of the Lebanese Hezbollah among them a Lebanese commander as well as officers of the regime forces with varying ranks the highest of which are Major Generals, and the clashes also resulted in the injury of hundreds others with varying severity, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of about 142 citizens including 38 women and children, who were executed or shot by the “Islamic State” organization, in addition to the killing of 116 people, the majority of whom were of the gunmen villagers who carried the gun to repel the organization’s attack, and a 19-year-old boy was executed by ISIS after being kidnapped along with about 30 others, and a woman died when she was held by ISIS in conditions that still vague so far.
The Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the sources confirmed that the Sheikh Abdul Wahab Abu Fakhr, the representative of the head of the Unitarian Druze sect Hikmat al-Hijra, worked as a mediator between regime’s authorities and the protesters, and he asked the protesters in the province square in al-Suwaidaa city to break the sit-in for 48 hours in order to solve the abductees issue, and in case they were not released; they have the right to re-establish their sit-in at the place they want, while the sources confirm that in conjunction with that; the al-Karama Sheikhs who work under the command of the sons of Sheikh Wahid al-Bal’ous have threatened Sheikh Abu Fakhr and al-Suwaidaa Province, that they have a 24-hour deadline to release people abducted by the “Islamic State” Organization, otherwise, they will carry the weapon, also al-Karama Sheikhs addressed the protesters by saying:
“There is no dignity in the sit-it and if you want your kidnapped people you have to take the weapon and free them yourselves.”