Loyalist forces reopen Babila-Sidi Mikdak chekpoint crossing, Southern Damascus

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 يناير، 2018 4:22:32 م خبر عسكري قوات النظام السوري

Rif Dimashq - SMART

Loyalist forces have reopened the Babila-Sidi Mikda checkpoint crossing after closing it for ten days, blocking goods from Damascus to Babila, Southern Damascus.

A local source from Babila, who preferred not to be named, told SMART that water containers were allowed to enter the town, in addition to bread and vegetables. The shopkeepers headed to Damascus after the reopening of the crossing. The reasons behind the reopening is still unknown.

The source added that the reopening has allowed civilians and students to exit Babila, Yalda and Beit Sahm, with the exception of displaced persons from Bueida, Hujeira, Aqraba, Sbena and the Yarmuk camps.

The same source said that allowing goods to enter will contribute to make prices return back to normal, meaning similar to Damascus. The only difference is an additional tax of 15%, which was imposed by loyalist forces.

He also pointed out that the situation in Babila, Yalda and Beit Sahm is calm after opposition factions formed a political commission that suppressed the Reconciliation Movement and forbade its official, Anas Al Taweel, from entering Babila.

Earlier this month, loyalist forces closed the Babila-Sidi Mikdad checkpoint crossing after opposition factions restricted the access of Reconciliation Movement followers.

Recently, Reconciliation Movement followers fired shots, killing two civilians while injuring three others. The fire was followed by a military intervention by Jaish al-Ababil and Jaish al-Islam.   

Other clashes also occurred after a meeting organized by the Movement's official, Anas Al Taweel, in order to convince men aged between 18 and 40 years from Balila, to reconciliate with the Syrian government.

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