People demonstrate in Daraa demanding release of detainees and expulsion of Iranian militias
Daraa - SMART
People demonstrated in the town of al-Jiza, Southern Syria, demanding the release of detainees and the expulsion of Iranian militias.
On Friday, activists in the town reported to SMART that dozens of people demonstrated in the al-Jiza square (20 kilometers east of Daraa), demanding the release of detainees, the overthrow of the Syrian regime, and the expulsion of Iranian militias from the area.
On June 25, 2020, people demonstrated in the city of Umm al-Mayazen (10 kilometers east of Daraa), demanding the release of detainees and the overthrow of the Syrian regime.
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.
In July 2018, the Syrian government forces gained total control of the Daraa governorate after concluding reconciliation agreements with FSA factions under a Russian sponsorship. The agreements included a ceasefire, handing over the FSA weapons, and allowing people who refuse to reconcile to head for Northern Syria. The agreement guaranteed that the Syrian government forces would not prosecute those who wish to stay in Daraa.