The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Seventeen days after his arrest by Lebanese army | Unknown fate pursues defected officer and amid fears that he will be handed over to regime

In late May, Lebanese Army Intelligence, “Ablah Branch”, arrested an officer who defected from the regime forces with the rank of “Captain”, from his place of residence in Al-Malaab camp in the Lebanese Arsal area, without receiving information about the reason for his arrest, while his fate remains unknown until this moment, despite his arrest on the 27th of May, which means 17 days after his arrest, amid severe fears for his life after information arrived indicating that “Ablah Branch” of Lebanese Army Intelligence had handed him over to the regime’s security services.
Deportations against Syrian refugees in Lebanon continue in light of the ongoing racist campaigns and grave violations being instigated by some Lebanese politicians, without taking into account their severe fear of returning and their objection to their deportation towards regime-held areas.
On May 14, two convoys of 310 Syrian refugees launched at dawn today from Lebanon towards Syrian territory under the name of “voluntary return”, which was organized by the Lebanese General Security in coordination with the security services of the regime, where Syrian refugees gathered at Wadi Hamid crossing in the Lebanese Arsal, to launch with the first convoy that included 300 Syrian refugees towards Al-Qalamoun villages, while the second convoy, which includes ten Syrian refugees, launched from Jose crossing in Al-Qaa towards Homs.