After releasing the first batch, anticipation for the release of new batches of al-Suwaidaa abductees
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights continues to monitor the case of abductees of al-Suwaidaa province, who were abducted by the “Islamic State” organization during its attacks on the bloody Wednesday, the 25th of July 2018, where the rest of the abductees are expected to be released in the coming hours or days, in case goes well in the process of detainee exchange and the completing the release of the remaining abducted people, after an exchange took place late night within the first part of the deal with the organization, where the Organization released 6 abductees of al-Suwaidaa out of the total 27 abducted persons, they are: 18 children and 9 citizen women, and the 6 who were released are a woman with her 4 children as well as another woman, who is the mother of the young man who was executed by the Organization on the 2nd of August 2018, and that in exchange releasing about 17 women and children out of 60 detainees held by the regime forces the organization demanded them; with other female detained by Syria Democratic Forces, and the Syrian Observatory learned that new batches of prisoners demanded by the organization will be released before releasing new batches of the kidnapped people of al-Suwaidaa, the transaction also includes the delivery of $27 million USD for the “Islamic State” Organization.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published in the early hours of the morning that the Syrian Observatory for Human Right learned from several reliable sources that 6 abductees have been released from the northeastern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, who have been held by the “Islamic State” Organization since the 25th of July 2018, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the organization released the first batch of the 27 abductees held by it, who are 18 children and 9 citizen women, where ISIS released Mrs. Rasmiyyeh Abu Ammar and Mrs. Abeer Shaghleen with her 4 children: Mulham Jbaai, Amwaj Jbaai, Gaida Jbaai, and Yarob Jbaai. This comes within first steps for implementing the entire deal, which includes the delivery of $27 million USD plus more than 60 detained at regime’s prisons demanded by the Organization; along with females detained by the Syria Democratic Forces, and SOHR received information that the first part of the deal was carried out in conjunction with the delivery of detained females by the regime to the organization as a gesture of goodwill of both parties, and it is expected within the next few hours or days that all of al-Suwaidaa abductees will be released, in exchange for the delivery of the agreed amount of money and the handover of detainees.
All of this coincides with calm in Tlul al-Safa area where the “Islamic State” Organization is located, where the calm process was conducted under a Russian supervision, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the regime forces have brought great reinforcements to their positions and posts in the area of Tlul Al-Safa which is located in Rif Dimashq Desert at the administrative border with Al-Suwaidaa countryside, and these reinforcements come as a pressure over the “Islamic State” organization to accelerate the process of releasing the abductees it holds, of the people of Al-Suwaidaa, where the crisis of the people who were kidnapped by the organization during the attacks of the bloody Wednesday over Al-Suwaidaa and its countryside on the 25th of July 2018, is expected to be ended, where it is expected that they will be released in the incoming hours within the deal of exchange between the organization and between the negotiation committees and mediators, the SOHR also learned that the regime forces and their allies will continue their military operations in wider and larger manner in the organization’s remaining areas in Tlul Al-Safa in Rif Dimashq Desert in the case that the process of the exchange and the release of the abductees is not completed, and the Syrian Observatory published in the past hours, that it monitored the continuation of work of the negotiating committees and mediators in the deal of releasing the abductees from the countryside of al-Suwaidaa province, and reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the reasons for the delay in releasing the kidnapped people and carrying out the exchange between abductees of al-Suwaidaa countryside with regime’s detainees and those held by SDF, continues to be related to logistical reasons, as it is expected that in the coming hours or the next few days, the process of releasing the kidnapped will be carried out of the 18 abducted children and 9 citizen women abducted from the first-line populated villages adjacent to al-Suwaidaa desert, on the 25th of July 2018, after the deadliest and most violent attack since the beginning of the Syrian revolution 2011.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from the same sources that the work is still in force in accordance with the Russian guarantees, and in accordance with the agreement between ISIS and representatives of the regime mediated by the elders of the area, amid a state of anticipation prevails al-Suwaidaa which witnessed in previous times sit-ins and demands for the regime to release the kidnapped people, and the Syrian Observatory published in the last 24 hours that a state of anticipation for the release of abductees of al-Suwaidaa countryside who have been detained for 85 consecutive days by the organization, which negotiates committees of al-Suwaidaa province to release them and the children with them, while families of the abductees in particular and people of al-Suwaidaa in general are monitoring the developments of negotiations closely between the “Islamic State” organization and the committee assigned to resolve the abductees’ issue, which in turn witnessed a remarkable development, where the people in the city and its countryside are hoping to reach an agreement leading to the near release of the 18 abducted children and 9 abducted women, who were kidnapped by the “Islamic State” Organization in the bloody Wednesday in Al-Suwaidaa and its eastern countryside on the 25th of July 2018, and credible sources suggested to the Syrian Observatory that the process of release could take place in the coming hours, with promises made to Russia by Sheikhs of al-Aql Druze community, about recruiting the young men of al-Suwaidaa province and attaching them to the “conscription service”; in exchange for the release of abductees, while negotiations coincide with the continued cessation of military operations in Tlul al-Safa area in the desert of Rif Dimashq, between the regime forces and their allies against members of the organization since yesterday, Tuesday, until now.