المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Killed by gunshot | Body of regime officer found in al-Shifoniya area, the former stronghold of “Jaish al-Islam” in eastern Ghouta

Damascus Countryside Governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

SOHR activists say that members of the regime forces deployed in the areas of al-Shifoniya farms and Housh Nasri in eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside, after the residents found a body yesterday afternoon, lying in an orchard with gunshot wounds in the head, near the area of al-Shifoniya in countryside of Douma in eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside. It was found that the body belongs to a regime lieutenant of the Syrian regime’s State Security branch.

This comes in light of the expansion of Iranian militias and their loyalists in the eastern Ghouta area and Damascus countryside, as they seek to buy real estate in the region, and the decision of “provisional seizure of property” issued by the Syrian regime to dispose of the property of displaced people in the region. It is worth noting that al-Shifoniya area was considered one of the most prominent strongholds of the “Jaish al-Islam” before being forced to leave to the north of Syria. 

Civil sources had told the Syrian Observatory that officers from the Syrian coast, were settled with their families in some houses of which a “provisional seizure” order has been issued against them in the town of Ain Tarma, the district of Kafr Batna and the city of Al-Maliha. This has triggered a state of fear and panic among the local population in eastern Ghouta, accusing the regime of following the policy of “demographic change” in the area.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, members of the “Military Security” have seized more than 40 houses and shops in the city of Saqba in the neighbourhoods of Al-Jawza and near the al-Jamiya roundabout, al-Ma’asra and Saqba Al-Balad area of the country. They also seized more than 100 houses, farms and shops in Douma city, particularly in al-Jala street, the Sports City perimeter, the medical tower, Al-Hajjariyeh and al-Quwatli street and the farms of Al-Abb. They also seized some 150 houses and shops in several cities and towns in rural Damascus.

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