People of al-Suwayda city find severed head in mosque

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 29 أغسطس، 2018 2:25:59 م خبر عسكرياجتماعي تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية

Al-Suwayda - SMART

On Wednesday, the people of the city of al-Suwayda, Southern Syria, found a severed human head in a mosque yard in the city, with a note that threatened all the Bedouins in the governorate of the same fate. Accusations have been made against parties loyal to the Syrian government to have committed the crime.

Local activists said that the people found a severed human head showing marks of torture inside a bag in the al-Maqwas neighborhood's mosque, Eastern al-Suwayda, with a note that read, "This is the fate of every Bedouin in al-Suwayda." The activists added that the victim was a shepherd that was kidnapped near the village of Walgha (five kilometers northwest of al-Suwayda) about a week earlier.

Several social media pages, allegedly belonging to Bedouin tribes, threatened to retaliate this crime, while on Aug. 23, the tribes of al-Suwayda stated to deny any relations with social media pages that post inciting speech. The statement confirmed that the al-Suwayda tribes and the people of the city are committed to a collective agreement, which was signed in 2015 and included that both parties would not act upon crimes of weak individuals.

On his Facebook page, Abu Qutaybah, a member of a Bedouin tribe, said that the "relations between the Bedouins and the Druze are excellent," condemning this crime and saying that it "Aimed to create strife between the two parties." Abu Seif, another tribe member, said that certain parties have attempted, and failed, to create strife between the two parties for eight years, warning of the outcomes if the situation would continue that way.

On his Facebook page, Adham, a library owner from the city, accused the Syrian government's security services of running several social media pages to create sectarian tension, accusing the Syrian government's security services of committing the crime.

Over the past period, the Syrian government provoked the tribes by arresting members of the al-Omeirat tribe in the Eastern al-Suwayda countryside and displacing residents of the villages of Haman, Hosh Hamad, and al-Shiyah, Western al-Suwayda, accusing them of belonging to the Islamic State (IS).

The al-Suwayda governorate has been home to a security tension for the last weeks due to an IS attack against the governorate's eastern villages, where IS kidnapped, several women.

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