Sanctions imposed on Syrian army defectors


Rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – On Thursday, the pro-regime warplanes launched an attack on al-Jisreen town, west of Damascus. At least four civilians were killed and dozens reportedly injured.

Yezen Ibrahim, civil activist from Damascus, told ARA News that the pro-Assad warplanes targeted the town with guided missiles, killing four civilians and wounding dozens others, including women and children.

“The bombardment left considerable damage behind in residential buildings in the area, which led to the displacement of dozens of families,” Ibrahim said.

Zabadani town in Damascus suburb, on the other hand, was exposed to bombardment by the pro-regime tanks and heavy machine guns from the regime-held barriers surrounding the town on Thursday evening.

In other developments, activists in Damascus told ARA News that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a presidential decree imposing economic sanctions on defectors from the Syrian army, through freezing loans granted to them, or freezing their movable and immovable property.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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