Deteriorating security in Al-Suwaidaa | Two young men found dead in their car in northern countryside
Al-Suwaidaa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources say that the bodies of two young men were found with gunshot wounds in their car near Suwaymarah junction in the northern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa. No further details have been reported.
On January 17, SOHR sources say that a university student was found dead in Lahta village in the northern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, after being hit with a shot from a weapon in his possession. However, no confirmed information was reported about the circumstances of this incident if the young man was killed or he accidentally killed himself while tampering with his weapon and cleaning it up.
A day earlier, reliable SOHR sources reported exchange of fire between a thief and a group of civilians travelling in a car in Al-Suwaidaa city, as the thief was attempting to hijack the car by force. During the exchange of fire. The thief killed one of the car’s occupants and injured three others.
On January 11, SOHR activists said that residents in Al-Suwaidaa city found a young man dead and lying near the city’s “School for Commerce” with marks of torture on his body. According to Syrian Observatory sources, the young man was from Al-Suwaidaa, and was one of the ringleaders in the area.
Al-Suwaidaa province experience escalating security chaos and an increase in kidnappings and requests for ransom, in light of the deteriorating security situation in the region, where Al-Suwaidaa has become a safe haven for these gangs.