Growing tension | Clashes erupt in Al-Suwaidaa countryside, after hijacking a civilian’s car
Al-Suwaidaa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources have reported that unknown gunmen have blocked the way of a civilian while travelling in his car near Al-Qurayya town in Al-Suwaidaa countryside, where the gunmen opened fire on the civilian who managed to escaped before the attackers took over his car.
Meanwhile, military reinforcement of local gunmen and factions has arrives in Al-Suwaidaa with the aim of bringing the seized car back and arresting the attackers. Sporadic clashes are underway in the region, while the attackers have brought in support and pickup vehicles with submachine guns installed over them to the conflict zone. No further details have been reported yet about the number of casualties and material damage caused by the clashes.
On March 30, SOHR sources reported that a man was killed and other people of the same family sustained various injuries in an armed attack a day earlier by unknown gunmen on a house in Um Rumman village in the southern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa. While, the reasons behind the attack and identities of the attackers, who escaped just after the attack, remained unknown.
While on March 18, SOHR sources reported that a man from Tha’la village in Al-Suwaidaa countryside was killed, while another man was injured due to a disagreement between several gunmen evolved to gunfire in front of a petrol station in Al-Hayyat village over the priority to fuel up. The murderer managed to escape, amid growing popular concern of possible armed clashes in light of the proliferation of arms among the residents.
It is worth noting that regime-controlled areas are struggling with acute fuel crisis and the escalating congestion in front of petrol stations, along with shortage of many essential products supposed to be provided by regime government via smart cards.