المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

At orders by regime officers | Residents of Tafas collect 300 million Syrian liras, while over 500 suspects strike new reconciliations

Daraa province: SOHR activists say that regime officers have asked dignitaries of Tafas in the western countryside of Daraa to collect a large sum of money for unknown reasons. According to reliable SOHR sources, the dignitaries of Tafas could collect 300 million Syrian liras (85,000 USD) and delivered the money to the regime officers.

 

Meanwhile, striking new reconciliations in Tafas city resumed today, after being suspended yesterday following regime forces’ request of handing over a larger amount of weapons. It is worth noting that nearly 500 people have had their security situation settled so far, while Russian military police and regime security services are supposed to enter the city tomorrow to start inspecting the city’s houses.

 

Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that the regime security committee informed Tafas dignitaries in west Daraa countryside that there were a lot of weapons belonged to regime forces seized by local gunmen in the city on July 29, during their attack on Tel al-Samn checkpoints in Daraa countryside.

 

The security committee expressed their dissatisfaction with the low number of weapons which were handed over on that day, which did not exceed 51 machineguns and RPGs.

 

The regime security committee threatened the dignitaries of Tafas to unleash military operation in the city, and gave them a time limit till the following day to hand over more weapons.

 

A few hours earlier, SOHR activists in Tafas city in the western countryside of Daraa reported that the implementation of the agreement reached between the security committee and Russian officers on one hand, and dignitaries and notables of the city on the other, was in progress. Meanwhile, the number of local gunmen, military deserters and people who passed their date of joining the mandatory service to regime’s security branches who settled their security situations reached 310 since morning.

 

The striking of new reconciliations coincided with the handing over of light and medium weapons, while inspection operations were supposed to start soon.

 

Observatory sources reported earlier that the Syrian regime’s security committee and the Russian military police entered Tafas city in the western countryside of Daraa in order to start implementing the terms of the agreement reached between representatives and dignitaries of the city on one hand, and the Russians and regime forces on the other. According to the agreement, suspects and local gunmen will strike new reconciliations, along with inspection of the city’s houses and confiscation of weapons.

 

On Wednesday, SOHR activists reported that the dignitaries of Tafas city’s tribes in Daraa countryside met with representatives of the military personnel and civilians, and all attendees agreed on evading military operations, destruction of the city and displacement of the residents.

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