Regime repression | Regime forces surround town in al-Quneitra countryside, amid negotiations between officers and dignitaries
Al-Quneitra Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that regime forces have brought in military reinforcement to the surrounding areas of Um Batna town in the middle countryside of al-Quneitra, where they cordoned off the town. Meanwhile, negotiations are underway between the town’s dignitaries and regime officers, as regime forces have conditioned the evacuation of some young people and wanted individuals to north Syria, amid popular rejection of these demands.
SOHR activists monitored this morning growing tension in al-Quneitra near the border with the occupied Syrian Golan, as regime forces fired several rockets in the early hours of Saturday morning, targeting positions in Um Batna town in the middle countryside of al-Quneitra under the pretext that “yesterday’s attack on Jaba checkpoint was launched from Um Batna town”.
On the other hand, several residents were seen fleeing from Um Batna town for fear of a security campaign by regime forces in the town, especially since regime forces gave a deadline of only a few hours before storming that town.
It is worth noting that Jaba checkpoint, which came under attack yesterday, is located near Tel al-Koroum where Iranian-backed militias and the Lebanese Hezbollah are stationed.
Last night, SOHR sources reported that unknown gunmen attacked a military post of regime forces nearby Jaba village in al-Quneitra countryside, near the border with the occupied Syrian Golan. No casualties were reported.