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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime’s checkpoints tighten their security grip in the capital Damascus and its surrounding

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from reliable sources that the regime forces tightened their security grip in the capital and its vicinity; through 2 major checkpoints positioned at the entrances of exits of the city, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the security tightening was imposed through scanner devices located at the Town Center Checkpoint at the southern entrance of Damascus, and Jesr Baghdad Checkpoint in al-Thanaya area of the northwestern side of Damascus, where regime’s checkpoints carry out a security inspection for all people who are getting inside and outside of the capital, it worth mentioning that in the past days the scanner devices have been formalistic and turned off, but the regime reactivated them again, and in the same context, the military checkpoints located at the entrances of Damascus in the Eastern Ghouta and the southern and western areas of the capital are witnessing security tightening as well, where the citizen cannot cross to Damascus except after they undergo a security inspection by the security checkpoints.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 11th of May 2019 that a violent explosion shook after midnight of yesterday the capital Damascus, it turned out to be caused by an explosion in one car at least in Al-Zahira neighborhood south of Damascus, but no information until the moment about the circumstances and nature of the explosion, which wounded several people, while the Syrian Observatory was published on the 24th of April 2019 that it turned out that the explosion which hit the capital Damascus on Wednesday morning; was an assassination operation of a member of the regime forces’ intelligence service, where the targeting took place using a an IED planted in his car and detonated in Naher Aisha area in the capital Damascus this morning, which killed the member and injured people happened to be in the area at the time of the explosion, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that an explosion shook the capital Damascus on Wednesday morning, the 24th of April 2019, it was caused by an explosion in a car in Naher Aisha area and it caused casualties, where one person was killed and at least 5 other people were injured, but it is not known until the moment whether the explosion was caused by the fuel inside the car or something else, and the Syrian Observatory published that explosion shook the capital Damascus in the early hours of the morning of Sunday, the 20th of January 2018, it turned out that it was caused by an explosion in al-Motahalleq al-Janoubi area, near one of the security branches of the military intelligence there, accompanied by heavy gunfire in the area, but is not known until the moment whether the explosion was an IED explosion or a booby-trapped vehicle, which targeted a security figure of the regime, or if it was caused by suicide attacks, amid confirmed information about casualties and injuries in the explosions, while the regime forces imposed a security cordon on the explosion area, in addition to closing several roads in the area, it worth mentioning that Jabhat al-Nusra Front carried out the first suicide attack in Syria by 2 suicide bombers in Kafarsuseh area on the 23rd of December 2011, followed by a series of explosions claimed by the al-Nusra Front organization later and announced it, the most recent of which was a bombing in December 2017, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 14th of December, 2017 that a violent explosion was rocked the capital Damascus early this morning, Thursday the 14th of December 2017, caused by detonating a booby trapped vehicle near Al-Lawan Bridge on Al-Motahalik Al-Janobi (the Southern Bypass) of the capital, and no information about casualties was reported yet.

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