Regime forces blackmail suspects in Daraa by asking for one million SYL instead of every piece of weapons kept in their possession
Daraa province: SOHR activists have reported that the regime security services have received nearly 100 million Syrian liras from dignitaries and central committees in Nawa city in western Daraa. The money had been collected from the owners of shops and other security suspects in return for settling the security situations of suspects whose names were included in the listed delivered by the regime forces to the city’s dignitaries, but did not hand over their weapons. This action means that the money has been paid instead of handing over the individual weapons, as regime forces have imposed one million SYL on every piece of weapons that has not been handed over to security services.
It is worth noting that the dignitaries of Tafas had also delivered nearly 300 million SYL to regime forces during the process of striking the recent reconciliations.
Like in Tafas and Nawa, regime security services have informed the dignitaries of Jasim city and other areas in the northern countryside of Dara that sums of money will have to be paid in the case that the weapons of the suspected listed by regime forces will not be handed over.
Earlier this morning, reliable sources told SOHR that regime forces and Russian military police entered Jasim city in the northern countryside of Daraa this morning as a part of the new reconciliation deals throughout Daraa province.
According to SOHR sources, regime forces and Russian military police started to settle the security situation of suspects, local gunmen, military deserters and young people who passed their date of joining the mandatory service to regime’s security branches. While over 100 pieces of weapons were supposed to be handed over in accordance with the Russian-sponsored agreement between the regime security committee and the city’s dignitaries.
Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that dozens of individual weapons were handed over, while about 600 individuals struck reconciliation deals in Nawa.
Observatory activists had reported that regime forces continued the process of striking the new reconciliations by suspects, local gunmen, military deserters and young people who passed their date of joining the mandatory service to regime’s security branches in Nawa city on the third consecutive day as a part of the implementation of the Russian-sponsored agreement between the security committee and dignitaries of the city.
The new reconciliation deals coincided with the handing over of weapons and inspection in the city’s houses by regime forces and Russian military police. It is worth noting that the regime security committee delivered lists, on the previous day, with the names of 238 suspects in Nawa city, who had to be informed to strike new reconciliations with the security services. However, several people whose names were mentioned in these lists were dead, while some others left Syria awhile ago.