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32 people Killed and Kidnapped in Sweida city in April: local media

Local | 2019-05-12 13:34:52
32 people Killed and Kidnapped in Sweida city in April: local media
(Zaman Al Wasl)- There is an increased number of killings and kidnappings in the province of Sweida where 32 cases recorded since April, threatening the deterioration of security, which is reflected negatively on the lives of civilians.

Sweida 24, news site said 32 cases of violation in April, ranging from kidnappings to arbitrary detentions, amid a state of tension in the Druze-dominated province.

It added that the security authorities' responsibility for three arbitrary arrests last month was documented, with kidnapping gangs and unknown elements were responsible for the kidnapping of 24 citizens, while 5 citizens of Suwayda were detained outside the province.

In April, 18 cases of violation in the province were documented, kidnapping gangs were responsible for 16, the other two cases were on local factions and security forces.

In a related incident, two people were wounded by gunfire at a gas station in Taara village in western Sweida countryside, when citizens were gathered in front of the station.

Sweida 24 said that police officer Ashraf Nazih Murshid was shot in the shoulder, along with journalist Bayan Morshid who was shot in the abdomen. They were transferred to the National Hospital stabilized, neither of them having anything to do with the dispute.

A group of armed people, from al-Dour village, was present at the station under the pretext of organization, starting altercations with the citizens, before they clashed with young men from Taara, resulting in the injuries.

Zaman Al Wasl
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