Activists in the town of Madaya said that the Hezbollah militias have stepped up mass forced displacement operations around the town, warning that the Lebanese militia is seeking to change the demography of the area by carrying on with its settlement and looting activities. The activists pointed to plans by the Hezbollah militias to occupy the entire Madaya Plain and exploit is in its illicit arms trafficking operations and in the cultivation of narcotics.
The Hezbollah militia has recently ordered 25 families living in the Madaya Plain, under the control of the Hezbollah militia since 2012, to leave their homes. Meanwhile, the Assad regime continues with its mass forced displacement operations in the Damascus suburbs of Qudsaya, Alhama and Moadamiya forcing all the residents of the suburb of Daraya out of their homes in August.
Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Mohammed Jojah earlier said that the mass forced displacement operations carried out by the Assad regime, which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, risk causing an all-out sectarian war with unpredictable and dire consequences on the security of the entire region. He said that these operations are being carried out with political and military cover by Russia, with Iran benefiting from the situation and sending more and more militiamen to Syria.
Jojah criticized the international community’s failure to take action against the Assad regime’s policies. He said that apart from shy calls by some friendly countries to end the conflict, the international community has not yet assumed its responsibility to put an end to crimes of the Assad regime and its allies.
Jojah called on the FSA and rebel fighters in eastern and western Ghouta as well as in the Southern Front to ‘ignite frontlines’ against the Assad regime to stop the mass forced displacements and demographic change operations by the Assad regime, especially in the western Damascus suburbs. (Source: Syrian Coalition)