المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime repression | Security forces get ready to storm Kanaker in hours, amid fears of the safety and lives of residents

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that regime forces and loyal militiamen imposed a full security siege on Kanaker town in western Ghouta, Rif Dimashq. The security services have prevent people from leaving or entering the town since early morning, after they had allowed a category of civilians to travel between Kanaker and Damascus.

 

Moreover, regime forces put on high security alert, threatening to storm the town in the following hours, unless the suspicious and individuals who refuse to struck new reconciliation deals are not handed over.

 

Meanwhile, concerns are growing among the town’s residents over committing massacres and arbitrary arrests during the raid.

 

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that regime security services continued holding in their prison the three women from Kanaker, in western Ghouta in Rif Dimashq, for nearly 20 days. Meanwhile, regime security services were imposing their tight security siege on Kanaker town, preventing civilians from traveling between the town and Damascus, with the exception of school and university students and some residents.

 

Reliable SOHR sources in Kanaker town confirmed that the town’s dignitaries and a prominent figures, used to mediating reconciliation deals between opposition fighters and regime security services, were seeking to defuse the tension. However, the town’s gunmen, whose number approximates 200 fighters and who had settled their security situation, refused to struck new reconciliation deals unless their demands were met and the three women and all Kanaker’s detainees arrested in the past years were released.

 

Meanwhile, tension was growing in the town, as the regime security services were still holding the women and keep sending threats to the local gunmen to storm the town militarily and arrest all suspicious and those individuals who refused to struck new reconciliation deals.

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