Minister of Defence rejects public demands | Protests escalate in Al-Bab and civilians storm police station and detain the minister • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Minister of Defence rejects public demands | Protests escalate in Al-Bab and civilians storm police station and detain the minister

Release of regime soldier accused of "involvement in several crimes" ignites protests in areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have monitored protests in Al-Bab city in Aleppo countryside, after the Minister of Defence of the “interim government” within the “Syrian Coalition” rejected the public demands to dismiss a commander of the Military Police in Al-Bab city and those involved in releasing a regime soldier that was detained by the factions, for ransoms.

According to reliable SOHR sources, the Minister of Defence of the “interim government” Colonel “Hassan Hamada” refused to dismiss the commander known initially as “A.A.”, who was accused of releasing a the regime soldier for ransom.

The Minister told the protestors in front of the Military Police headquarters in Al-Bab city: “I can’t meet the demands of everyone.”

On the other hand, protestors broke into the yard of the Police Directorate, and prevented the Minister of Defense and other commanders from exiting until their demands are met and the commander is dismissed along with all those involved in releasing the regime soldier accused of several crimes.

SOHR activists reported that dozens of residents and displaced people in Al-Bab city in the eastern countryside of Aleppo closed the directorate of “Military Police” in Al-Bab city, protesting the release of a regime soldier by Military Police for a ransom of 1,500 USD.

Days earlier, “Military Police” arrested the soldier once again following the popular protests that took place in Al-Bab city, where the protesters demand commanders of “National Army,” who area involved in the release of the regime soldier for ransom, be held accountable.

According to Syrian Observatory activists, the people have set fires to tyres in front of the entrance to “Military Police” building and announced the closure of the “Military Police” directorate until further notice, demanding that leaders of the “Military Police” must hold accountable because the regime soldier who confessed that he committed crimes of killing civilians and the rape of women during his service with the Syrian regime forces.

The people accused the leaders of the “Military Police” of being loyal and belonging to the Syrian regime, the Fourth Division and Al-Shabiha of the regime.

Accordingly, the people declared the closure of the “Military Police” building until military police held accountable all those involved in the release of the regime soldiers.

 

 

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