The Office of Documentation in Dara’a province said that the Assad regime has detained more than 20 women in the province since the beginning of December.
Member of the Office Mohammed al-Sharaa told Smart News Network that the Assad regime has detained 22 women in the province since the beginning of this month, including a woman with her child. He noted that three women were detained outside Dara’a province, adding that the office has no information about the whereabouts of the detainees, the security branch that detained them, or the reasons for the arrests.
Al-Sharaa noted that the majority of those women were detained by the Assad regime’s Military Security branch which accused the detainees of having relatives amongst the ISIS and the Free Syrian Army fighters who left southern Syrian for Idlib under an agreement with Russia and the Assad regime in July.
Local activists point out that similar arrests are taking place in almost all regime-held areas. The Assad regime’s security forces have recently carried out arrests against young people in the Damascus suburbs and the province of Homs.
The Assad regime’s State Security rounded up over 50 young men in eastern Ghouta in the last two days during raids on shops and civilian homes in the town of Douma to take them into forced military service.
The Assad regime’s security forces also detained 20 young men in the city of Homs on Monday to take them into compulsory military service. Detainees are usually deployed to the front lines of battles against ISIS and thee Free Syrian Army.
The Syrian Coalition earlier condemned these practices against civilians, particularly against women and warned those who fell for the regime’s false promises and the so-called reconciliation deals. It stressed that these agreements were only traps designed to lure and arrest civilians. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)