More anti-regime graffiti are being scrawled on walls in the town of Al-Harak in rural Dara’a in defiance of the Assad regime and its security forces. New slogans appeared to urge residents of Idlib province to continue to resist the regime despite the difficult conditions the people in Dara’a and Idlib have recently being going through.
Dissident activists in Dara’a have been resorting to graffiti to express their resentment at the new reality imposed on them. The graffiti carried threats to the Assad regime forces and its agents in Dara’a province, especially in the town of Al-Harak.
The wave of protests in the province of Dara’a, the birthplace of the Syrian revolution eight years ago, were renewed following the Assad regime’s security forces’ arrest of dozens of young people in the town of Musaifra in eastern rural Dara’a.
Local activists reported that the province is on the verge of a new uprising because of the Assad regime’s security forces’ harassment of the local population and the frequent raids on civilian homes, the most recent of which targeted many homes in the town of Musaifra in search of people who are wanted for the regime. The new wave of random arrests targeted dozens of military-aged people and former FSA fighters.
The Syrian Coalition said that the revival of the revolutionary movement in Dara’a was a natural result of the increasing pressure security forces are exercising on the local population. It said that the increasing pressure and intensifying crackdown on the local people might lead to a popular uprising similar to the one that erupted in Dara’a in 2011.
Several attacks have targeted regime forces in Dara’a province in recent weeks, the most notable of which was the assassination of the Assad regime’s police chief in the town of Nawa a few days ago along with several policemen by unknown gunmen. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Baladi News Network)