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After rejecting their settlements, regime’s security services arrest about 40 people from Douma and Mesraba in the Eastern Ghouta

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory monitored intensive security deployment of patrols of the “State Security” branch, known as “al-Khatib 215,” in the past few days in the cities of Mesraba and Douma in the Eastern Ghouta in Rif Dimashq, and according to the Syrian Observatory, more than 30 patrols have spread and roamed streets of the cities of Douma and Mesraba, in search of people who made security “settlements” and were rejected by the branches of the Syrian regime, where about 40 young people from the cities of Mesraba and Douma were arrested, after the “State Security” branch raided their homes, in addition to arresting some people by the checkpoints located within the cities, it worth mentioning that the “State Security” branch began since mid-November to prevent the exit of people who made settlement towards the capital Damascus, despite receiving the security approvals required to enter the capital.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 12th of November 2019 that the Syrian Observatory learned that the “State Security” Branch known as “al-Khatib Branch 215” of the regime forces, deployed about 20 security checkpoints in neighborhoods of Douma city in Rif Dimashq, and according to information of the “Syrian Observatory” the new checkpoints were positioned at the pedestrian bridge in Kornish Douma Street, the entrance to the sheep market, the al-Kabir Mosque, al-Baghdadi Street, and some secondary roads, where all checkpoints stop the pedestrians, strict the movement of civilians, and conduct a “security check” for women and men, in a related context, reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the “State Security” which is in charge of security in Douma city prevented tens of young people who made “reconciliations and settlements” from getting out of Douma city to areas in the Eastern Ghouta and the capital Damascus, arguing that the settlements they made when Jaysh al-Islam left the city were for the purpose of statistics, and that the “State Security” is in the process of making a new settlement for Douma city, warning young people who have made “reconciliations and compromises” not to go out of the city until it is carried out.

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