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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

With machine guns and RPGs | Clashes with drug dealers in al-Sweida leave injuries

Al-Sweida Governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

SOHR sources say that local factions in Al-Sweida province raided the shops selling caravans near the municipal stadium and al-Bassel roundabout in the city of al-Sweida in order to arrest gangs who are accused of promoting drugs and hashish.

In this context, clashes with machine guns and RPGs erupted between members of the local factions and the drug dealers, resulting in injuries on both sides. 

Yesterday, SOHR sources said that an elderly man from the town of Shaqqa in the north-eastern countryside of Sweida was killed, after being beaten by unknown assailants while stealing his car.

Meanwhile, unknown assailants stole an electrical transformer of an industrial facility in the town of Shaqqa, causing the facility to shut down.

On February 9, Syrian Observatory activists documented the death of a child man in the explosion of a grenade in his possession in Ari village in the south-western countryside of Al-Suwaidaa. On February 5, SOHR sources reported that the body of a man in his fifties was found with gunshot wounds and dumped on the side of the road to Salkhad in the northern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, while uncertainty surrounded the circumstances of this murder.

On February 1, SOHR sources said 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 were reported.

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