Security vacuum in regime-controlled areas | Civilian kidnapped in al-Suwaidaa countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Security vacuum in regime-controlled areas | Civilian kidnapped in al-Suwaidaa countryside

Al-Suwaidaa province: In light of the escalating security chaos in regime-held areas across Syria, SOHR sources have reported that unknown gunmen on a motorcycle kidnapped a civilian from Arra town in the western countryside of al-Suwaidaa, while he was in his farmland in the west of the town. The kidnappers also seized the civilian’s car.

 

On the other hand, unknown gunmen attacked civilians’ houses in al-Qurayya town in al-Suwaidaa countryside with machineguns and grenades, before the town’s residents launched a combing campaign on the outskirts of the town. However, the identities of the attackers remained unknown.

 

On October 6, SOHR activists reported that unknown individuals kidnapped a lawyer who was also a member of the bar association in al-Suwaidaa three days ago. According to SOHR activists, the lawyer’s relatives received a picture of the lawyer sent by the kidnappers on whatsapp, as he was in a bad health condition. Meanwhile, the kidnappers asked for a ransom of an estimated 100,000 USD in return for releasing the lawyer.

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