Al-Suwaidaa | Exchange of fire among local gunmen in Al-Dour area leaves four dead or wounded
Al-Suwaidaa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists say that a dispute among local gunmen evolved to exchange of fire in Al-Dour area in rural Al-Suwaidaa. According to SOHR sources, a gunman was killed while three others sustained various injuries and taken later to Al-Suwaidaa hospital.
A few days ago, SOHR sources reported that dozens of civilians gathered in front of Al-Suwaidaa municipality in a vigil under the name “You are starving us”.
The civilians protested the deteriorating economic conditions throughout Syria, and the prohibitively high prices of basic foodstuffs which affected by the collapse of the Syrian pound against foreign currency, in light of the harsh economic sanctions on the Syrian regime.
The demonstrators also protested the regime’s poor firefighting services, especially after fires devoured large swaths of agricultural land in the province.