The Assad regime forces laid a siege on the town of Al-Sanamin a few days ago, preventing the entry of foodstuffs and civilians from leaving. The move followed a string of attacks that have recently targeted the regime security and military headquarters in and around the town.
Activists in the province of Dara’a said that the Assad regime forces closed all roads leading to the town, including agricultural roads. They pointed out that the town begun to experience shortages of basic foodstuffs and medical supplies whose prices are rising.
Activists warned that the Assad regime forces might be preparing to storm the town as it did on several occasions resulting in thousands of victims.
The Free Dara’a Provincial Council demanded that the siege be lifted, adding that the townsmen are paying the price of the Assad regime forces’ thuggish, reckless behavior. It called on the international community and human rights organizations to urgently intervene to lift the siege.
The Assad regime’s security and military headquarters in Dara’a province have been coming under sporadic attacks in recent weeks resulting in casualties among regime forces. The attacks came in response to the regime’s arrest of hundreds of young people, activists and former FSA fighters, including those who were forced to reconcile with the regime with Russian guarantees.
The Assad regime has systematically used siege and starvation against civilians in many areas across Syria over the past eight years. Human rights reports have confirmed that the goal of these sieges was to subjugate the population as the sieges led to the deaths of hundreds of children and women from hunger and lack of medical care. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)