Arrests and raids in eastern Ghouta | Regime forces put on high alert in western Qalamoun
Reliable SOHR sources have reported that the regime “military intelligence branch” launched a large-scale security campaign in Al-Marj in eastern Ghouta in the past two days, targeting farm fields in (Al-Bahariyah-Al-Balayah-Al-Nashabyah) areas in search for suspects.
According to SOHR activists, at least three young men were arrested for unknown accusations. Also, “military security” patrols established more than 12 temporary checkpoints at the main roads and side streets in Al-Marj district over the security campaign.
Meanwhile, SOHR activists have reported that “4th Division” forces headed by “Maher Al-Assad”, the brother of the Syrian regime president, have deployed number of patrols in Assal Al-Ward and Al-Jobah in western Qalamoun in Damascus. The forces also conducted raids in some surrounding farms in Assal Al-Ward town. Information about the arrests remain unknown.
In February, SOHR activists have documented in areas under the Syrian regime control the arrest of 45 people, including three girls, on different charges, the most prominent of which are “evading the mandatory and reserve conscription in the regime army,” “communicating with foreign bodies,” and “cybercrimes.” They are distributed as follows:
• 19 arrests in Daraa.
• 11 arrests in Hama.
• Five arrests, including three girls in Latakia.
• Five arrests in Damascus and Rif Dimashq.
• Three arrests in Deir Ezzor.
• Two arrests in Tartus.
Meanwhile, SOHR documented the death of 45 civilians under torture in the regime prisons and detention centres in February 2022.