المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Hundreds of civilians continue to seize food contents of Jaysh al-Islam warehouses in Douma after breaking in amid continued bus exit to the outskirts of Ghouta

Douma city is still witnessing the continuation of carrying out  the entire agreement between Jaysh al-Islam, and, the Russians and representatives of the regime, where the process of boarding of more fighters and civilians to the buses continues, in order to complete the convoy and head towards the Syrian north, raising to about 35, the numbers the buses that came out today, and they are still parked at the outskirts of the Eastern Ghouta, while reliable sources within Douma city have confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that civilians from Douma city continue to seize warehouses contents of relief organizations operating in areas controlled by Jaysh al-Islam as well as warehouses of Jaysh al-Islam, of which the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they contain hundreds of tons of several food items, which are sufficient for many months.

The Syrian Observatory published this morning that more than 1000 citizens broke in to warehouses of foodstuffs and fuel used to belong to Jaysh Al-Islam, and locals asserted to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the warehouses contain hundreds of tons of foodstuffs that were kept in Douma city, where the citizens took over food and fuel, after the siege imposed since 2013 on the area of the Eastern Ghouta, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received a copy of a circular issued by Jaysh al-Islam in written form, which was distributed through leaflets to the people in Douma, where Jaysh al-Islam talked about its decision to leave Douma completely after the “consulting the scholars and advisers”, and in response to popular pressure and the pressure of revolutionary institutions, as a result of a barbaric and intolerable bombardment, and that it is ready to serve those who wish to come out with it, wishing that those within the age of compulsory service to come out, because the regime required give them a six-month grace period and then calling them to serve the conscription service, and those who want to get out should start preparing for it, and for those who want to stay; the Chechen police will deploy in the vicinity of Douma, and the regime and its security branches are prevented from entering the city, and a committee will be formed to resolve the outstanding matters, while the people are given 6 months either to settle their situation or to leave the Eastern Ghouta, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from reliable sources that the agreement also provides for the return of school and university students to their educational institutions after settling the situation of the wanted ones, and reissuing identity papers for all those who lost their personal IDs during the past years, this will be carried out by coordinating with committees that will be formed for this purpose with the rehabilitation of the city and its infrastructure.

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