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Demonstrators in Daraa city condemn people who joined Syrian government forces

Editing: Raed Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2018/12/21 12:26

Daraa - SMART

On Friday, people demonstrated in the city of Daraa al-Balad, Daraa, Southern Syria, to condemn men who recently joined the Syrian government forces.  

Local activists reported that the demonstrators demanded to release the detainees from the Syrian government prisons and denounced the settlements concluded in the Daraa governorate by the Syrian government.  

The demonstrators raised the Syrian Revolution flag and banners that read, “Our sons are honorable, and those who joined the Syrian government forces do not belong to us,” and, “Eight years of bloodshed end with a futile settlement.”   

A member at the negotiations delegation in the city said that the demonstration arose due to people’s anger of unclear matters, adding that the demonstration started near the al-Abasiah mosque and the demonstrators marched toward the famous mosque of al-Omari.   

Recently, the Syrian government forces launched arrest campaign against dozens of young men from Daraa, although; the Daraa governorate is included in reconciliation agreements concluded between the Syrian government and the opposition factions. The agreements called to stop detaining those who refuse the settlements.  

On Aug. 24, 2018, the first demonstration after the Syrian government seized control of the city of Daraa arose to condemn the settlements that resulted in deporting hundreds of civilians and fighters to Northern Syria and hundreds of men joining the Syrian government forces.