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Unknown people rip apart photos of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; Syrian government forces arrest two men in Daraa

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2019/01/14 10:07

Daraa - SMART

On Sunday night and Monday morning, unknown people ripped apart a photo of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Dail, 16 kilometers north of Daraa, Southern Syria. Also in Dail, the Syrian government forces arrested two young men for compulsory military service.

Local sources reported that unknown people ripped apart Assad's photo, which was hung on the municipality building in Dail. The sources added that the Syrian government forces arrested two young men in Dail although they possessed valid settlement documents. The settlement documents should allow the men to continue their education or work without persecution.

In December 2018, the Syrian government forces arrested ten young men at a checkpoint between the towns of Sahem al-Golan and Jalin, 26 kilometers north of Daraa, for compulsory recruitment.

Earlier, unknown people wrote anti-Syrian government slogans in the cities of al-Hirak, Nawa, and Jasim, and the village of al-Mata'iyah. Protesters took to the streets in the city of Daraa against the young men who joined the Syrian government forces. Days ago, protesters ripped apart Assad's photo after Syrian government supporters hung it on the municipality building in the town of Nahita.