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Hundreds of demonstrators demand overthrow of Syrian regime in Busra al-Sham, Daraa

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Editing: Hosam Saleem |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/06/23 19:31

Daraa - SMART

On Tuesday, people demonstrated to demand the release of detainees and the overthrow of the Syrian regime in the Syrian government-controlled city of Busra al-Sham, 40 kilometers northeast of Daraa, Southern Syria.

Activists in the area reported to SMART that about 600 people demonstrated in the place of the funeral of people who died after the bus explosion that targeted former Free Syrian Army fighters who joined the Fifth Legion formed by Russia after the settlement.

The sources added that the demonstrators chanted for freedom, and demanded the release of detainees and the overthrow of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

On June 20, 2020, an explosive device that targeted a bus carrying Syrian government members killed and injured about 40 members on the road to the village of al-Kahil, 20 kilometers east of the city of Daraa, Southern Syria.

On June 21, 2020, hundreds of people demonstrated in Busra al-Sham, demanding to overthrow the Syrian regime and to expel Iranian militias and the Hezbollah militia from the area. The demonstrators cried out, “Syria is free, Iran get out,” “Live long Syria and down with Bashar al-Assad,” “Curse your soul Nasrallah,” and “We kneel only to God.” The demonstration followed the killing of five members of the Fifth Legion.

On June 18, 2020, dozens of people demonstrated against the Syrian government in the Syrian government-controlled town of al-Karak al-Sharqi, 24 kilometers east of Daraa, Southern Syria.

People in Syrian government-controlled areas suffer from several crises, including the absence of medicine and water, high food prices, increased hours of rationing electricity, in addition to the lack of household gas and fuel, as a result of repeated economic sanctions imposed on the Syrian government by the United States and the European Union.