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4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Manhunt

Published : 26-10-2019

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Manhunt

Four Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were arrested in a security campaign targeting dozens of civilians in southern Damascus.

According to Sawt AlAsima news network, over 35 young men were rounded up in Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem towns, south of Damascus, in an arrest sweep launched by Syrian intelligence officers.

Syrian security forces escorted by military patrols ransacked dozens of homes and shops in the area in the hunt for wanted persons.

20 youths were reportedly arrested in Yalda after Syrian government troops ravaged their homes. The security forces also tightened grips on the access roads to the area.

Opposition activists and leaders along with ex-members of Aknaf Beit AlMaqdis battalion were at the forefront of the arrest sweep.

Activists said the manhunt was sparked by criminal complaints filed against former opposition affiliates accused of killing pro-government leaders.

In recent years, the Syrian government has used mass detention and other crackdown tactics to reassert its grip on former opposition areas. 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9275

Four Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were arrested in a security campaign targeting dozens of civilians in southern Damascus.

According to Sawt AlAsima news network, over 35 young men were rounded up in Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem towns, south of Damascus, in an arrest sweep launched by Syrian intelligence officers.

Syrian security forces escorted by military patrols ransacked dozens of homes and shops in the area in the hunt for wanted persons.

20 youths were reportedly arrested in Yalda after Syrian government troops ravaged their homes. The security forces also tightened grips on the access roads to the area.

Opposition activists and leaders along with ex-members of Aknaf Beit AlMaqdis battalion were at the forefront of the arrest sweep.

Activists said the manhunt was sparked by criminal complaints filed against former opposition affiliates accused of killing pro-government leaders.

In recent years, the Syrian government has used mass detention and other crackdown tactics to reassert its grip on former opposition areas. 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9275