Ringleader of kidnappers killed while security tensions continue between Sweida and Daraa gunmen
SOHR sources say that a ringleader blew himself up with a suicide vest after being besieged by the factions of Suwayda, injuring three members of the factions.
The ringleader is one of the most wanted and he is from the town of Al-Quraya and works with a group of Suwayda’s residents and rural Daraa. Search warrants was issued against him while his father issued a statement disowning him because of his actions, which do not represent the good morals and values of Jabal al-Arab’s people.
On the other hand, sporadic clashes took place on the outskirts of Al-Quraya town between kidnapping gangs and local factions in Sweida, while dozens of armed people from Jabal al-Arab arrived to support the local factions.
The incident led to heightened security tension in areas in rural Sweida and Bosra al-Sham, as well as gunmen build-up of both sides.
The Syrian Observatory has monitored today clashes with machine guns between regime forces and local factions in Sweida province on one side, and armed groups from Bosra al-Sham on the other. The clashes followed an infiltration attempt by the armed group near the town of Al-Quraya. The gunmen targeted a civilian car, killing one person and injuring two others.