Shop looting in Rif Dimashq: Tens of shops looted in eastern Ghouta when curfew is in effect • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Shop looting in Rif Dimashq: Tens of shops looted in eastern Ghouta when curfew is in effect

Widespread looting continues  in eastern Ghouta during curfew imposed by regime. Local sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that tens of shop looting incidents took place in Al-Jalaa street and the Grand Mosque in Douma city during the curfew.

Thefts and looting incidents take place almost daily following curfew has been imposed, in order to contain the spread of coronavirus throughout regime-held areas.

Harasta and Mesraba towns also experienced similar incidents during the period of the curfew, since tens of shops were looted.

According to SOHR sources, many shop owners throughout eastern Ghouta stay and sleep inside their shops for fear of being looted.

On March 30, Syrian Observatory reported that more than 20 cloths and household appliances shops were looted in Al-Souq Al-Tawil and Al-Debagha neighborhood in Hama city. The shops were looted while the area’s people were at home complying with the curfew imposed by regime authorities as a part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian soldiers are excluded from this curfew, so the robbery is suggested to be caused by regime forces and loyalists or regime’s ally forces, since they are the only ones allowed to roam in the area during the curfew.

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