المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Latakia | Considerable conflicts erupt in Al-Qerdaha among pro-regime families, amid growing tension among regime-backed militias

Reliable sources have reported considerable conflicts among pro-regime families, including families of the ruling class, in Al-Qerdaha the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad. These conflicts follows dispute over businesses related to the import and trade of electronics, PCs, laptops and other devices, especially with the critical economic hardship in Syria.

 

It is worth noting that the neighbourhoods of Latakia also experienced a state of tension among regime-backed factions following disagreements over internal conflicts.

 

Moreover, reliable sources in Bhamra village, which is the heartland of Ghazi Kanaan the former head of Syria’s security apparatus in Lebanon, adjacent Al-Qardaha, as well as sources in Al-Bahlouliyyah in Latakia countryside have told SOHR that regime security services carried out raids, arresting several people for “writing anti regime graffiti on the walls of these villages.

 

On March 5, SOHR sources reported growing anger and popular discontent in areas under the control of the Syrian regime due to the poor services and living conditions, the plunge of the value of the Syrian pound, the high prices of basic commodities, with a severe crisis outside bread bakeries. In this context, the city of al-Qardaha, the stronghold of the head of the Syrian regime “Bashar al-Assad” in rural Latakia, witnessed popular discontent over a loss of the weight of bread pack sold through the bakeries between 200 to 400 gram.

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