After threats of military escalation by “Rejal al-Karama” | Regime security services release two women from al-Suwaidaa
Al-Suwaidaa province: SOHR sources say that regime security services have released two civilian women from al-Suwaidaa, a few days after being arrested in central Syria for unknown reasons. The arrest of the two women had ignited popular discontent and spurred the local faction of “Rejal al-Karama” to be on high alert and deploy its members in different areas in al-Suwaidaa, threatening of military escalation, unless the two women were released.
After the release of the two women, the members of “Rejal al-Karama” withdrew from the areas where they had been deployed.
On May 17, reliable sources in south Syria region told SOHR that a state of security tension was prevailing in Arra town in the western countryside of al-Suwaidaa, along with the deployment of gunmen, who were relatives of a man died on that day in al-Suwaidaa National Hospital affected by the injury he had two days earlier, after being shot by tribal gunmen in the town.
The victim’s relatives attacked the house of the man accused of killing their son, setting fire to the house. Moreover, the attackers opened fire on fire brigades, preventing them from reaching the house to extinguish the fire. Meanwhile, the town’s dignitaries and tribal elders were exerting diligent efforts to defuse the tension.