Under pretext of protecting Damascus, Syrian security launches campaign of arrests


ARA News

Damascus, Syria – Three members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were reported dead on Thursday due to aerial bombardment by the pro-regime warplanes on the neighbourhood of Jobar, eastern the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Speaking to ARA News in Damascus, civil rights activist Ahmad Sabbagh reported that pro-regime air force targeted the neighbourhood with two air strikes, “which led to the death of three members of the FSA”.

Jobar bombardment coincided with clashes between FSA rebels and pro-Assad military forces near Abbasids Square for the second day successively.

Meanwhile, the Kurdish-majority neighbourhood of Rukn al-Din in central Damascus was bombed with mortar fire on Thursday. At least one civilian was killed.

The Syrian security forces launched a campaign of arrests in Wanli area of Rukn al-Din. A number of youth were “arbitrarily arrested”, according to locals.

Media sources close to the Syrian regime reported on Thursday that the security forces of Damascus will arrest anyone who does not hold official papers confirming residency in Damascus, explaining that the step is aimed to maintain security in the Syrian capital.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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