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People protest in Tafas city demanding release of detainees and overthrow of Syrian regime

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Editing: Radwan Al-Homsi |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/06/29 13:15

Daraa - SMART

on Sunday night, activists and people organized a protest to demand the release of detainees and the overthrow of the Syrian regime in the city of Tafas, 13 kilometers west of Daraa, Southern Syria.

Activists in the city reported to SMART that dozens of people organized a protest in the city of Tafas to demand the release of detainees, the overthrow of the Syrian regime, and the expulsion of Iranian militias from the area.

The sources added that the protesters raised banners reading, "Iran, Hezbollah, and the 4th Division are new occupation of Southern Syria," "We demand the release of detainees," and "Down with the Syrian regime."

On June 25, 2020, people demonstrated in the city of Umm al-Mayazen in the Daraa governorate, 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.

 

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 agreements with FSA factions under a Russian sponsorship. The agreements included a ceasefire, handing over the FSA weapons, and allowing people who refuse the agreement to head for Northern Syria. The agreement guaranteed that the Syrian government forces would not prosecute those who wish to stay in Daraa.