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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Since the meeting of the Russians with al-Aql Sheikhs until ISIS members vanished, about 510 civilians, regime forces’ members and armed people of Al-Suwaidaa are victims of the mandatory conscription

The people of Al-Suwaidaa province are still wondering about how members of the “Islamic State” organization vanished from Tlul al-Safa area, which is located in Rif Dimashq on the administrative border with Al-Suwaidaa Desert about 50 km away of the base of the International Coalition in al-Tanf area, also this confusion didn’t come from nothing, its came after consecutive reasons and after about 17 weeks since the second half of July 2018, where the decision of al-Aql Sheikhs to keep Al-Suwaidaa province away of the military conflict of the regime, the Russians, and their allies, put the province in a complete confrontation with the Russians and the regime, in ordered to subject it to the decisions of the Russian forces, who run the show in Syria, where the meeting that took place with the aim of sending about 30000 people who passed their mandatory conscription date to serve in the ranks of the regime forces, who were preparing for the military operation of Idlib, and at the same time, they were engaged in a military operation against  the last enclave of Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid which swore allegiance to the “Islamic State” Organization, in Yarmouk basin at the western sector of Daraa countryside, which was met with rejection by al-Aql Sheikhs and refused to obey the Russian orders and regime’s directives, through attempts by the last mentioned to put people of the province in a war within other provinces of Syria, with the aim to shake and disrupt the province.

the confusion among people of Al-Suwaidaa was continued with discontent created at first by the bloodiest and most violent attack against the first line of the populated villages adjacent to Al-Suwaidaa Desert, to which about 1000 fighters the “Islamic State” organization were transferred in the last third of May 2018, of who got out of Yarmouk Camp after a deal carried out by the media personality in the Syrian regime Kinanah Hwyja, who entered Yarmouk camp at the ceasefire on the 19th of May 2018 accompanied by Russian general, and reached a complete agreement with the “Islamic State” Organization, where Hwyja vowed to secure their exit to the Syrian Desert and the Syrian north, provided that this displacement agreement should have full privacy, in terms of preventing the media from covering their exit process, and preventing members of the regime and the gunmen loyal to them from inspecting the buses, In addition to securing trucks for transporting luggage of ISIS members along with buses.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored members of the “Islamic State” organization creating an attempt to show themselves also the lead in the attacks, where they carried out a strongly planned attack against the first line of populated villages in Al-Suwaidaa Desert, where the attack was violent and bloody, it caused the killing of tens of civilians and about 30 others were abducted, also 116 of the gunmen villagers who took up arms to defend themselves and their families from the attack of the organization were killed, in conjunction with attacks by explosive belts in the middles of Al-Suwaidaa city, and the Syrian Observatory monitored at that time the start of a new tragedy for the residents of Al-Suwaidaa and families of the people kidnapped by the Organization, where ISIS carried out the first execution of a 19-year-old boy who was with the abductees, while a lady died in mysterious circumstances, and another woman was executed, while 2 children and a woman died when they were present at the organization and during the extradition process.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 12th of October 2018 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that representatives of the 4th Division led by Maher al-Assad, the brother of the Syrian regime president Bashar al-Assad, had visited Al-Suwaidaa Province, where they met with the sheikhs of the unitarian Druze community, and asked them to push the young men of Al-Suwaidaa province to join the conscription service. Reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the delegation that visited Al-Suwaidaa promised al-Aql sheikhs that the farthest area in which the conscription would be served will be al-Kiswah area, which is located in the southwestern in the countryside of Dimashq, while the Syrian Observatory learned that one of the security branches of regime’s intelligence told the al-Aql sheikhs that this promise is a bate, in order to push the al-Aql Sheikhs to enroll the young men within Al-Suwaidaa Province, of who have deserted the conscription service, and then the regime will put them in the clash fronts and other areas far more that it promised them.

Reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the number of deserters in Al-Suwaidaa province is about 30000 young people, while this visit coincides with the visit that took place yesterday by Russian delegation to local forces operating in the countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, where the Observatory published yesterday that the Russian forces met with al-Fahd Forces which is one of the forces defected of the forces of Rejal al-Karama Movement, and they are presented in the area of Qanwat and other areas around it, with the mediation of the relations coordinator of the 5th Corps in Al-Suwaidaa, in an attempt to reach a coordination after the security incidents in Al-Suwaidaa city of opening fire on the province building, and in an attempt to form a new concert to protect Al-Suwaidaa province against a new possible attack by the “Islamic State” organization.

Throughout the period since the attack that came after the meeting of the Russians and representatives of the regime with the representatives of Al-Suwaidaa and al-Aql Sheikhs in the second half of July, and until the 18th of November 2018, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2 children, a boy, and 3 women of the abducted people, they died and executed by the “Islamic State” organization during the period of their detention, which began on the 25th of July 2018, also the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 142 civilians including 38 children and women, they were executed by the “Islamic State” Organization and they were shot at, in addition to killing 116 people mostly gunmen villagers who took up the weapon to repel the attack, the Syrian Observatory also documented the death of at least 245 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them and factions of “reconciliation,” who were killed in bombings, shelling, and clashes since the 25th of July, including members of the Lebanese Hezbollah one of them is a Lebanese leader in addition to officers at various ranks of the regime forces, and the highest of them is a Brigadier, also it rose to 428 at least, the number of members of the “Islamic State” Organization who were killed in the same period.

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