In yet another gesture of defiance of the Assad regime’s grip on Dara’a province, a new video was published on social media showing the flag of the Syrian Revolution raised on the minaret of a mosque in the town of al-Karak al-Sharqi. Such moves will likely threaten the Assad regime’s grip on the areas that fell to its forces following brutal military campaigns in the past few months.
Activists also published photos of anti-regime graffiti on the walls of the town, while a group calling itself “The Resistance Brigades” scrawled anti-regime graffiti threatening the Assad regime with another ‘Houran uprising.’
The new development came a few days after unidentified gunmen attacked regime checkpoints in the town with heavy machine guns. Earlier this month, several attacks targeted regime forces in the towns of Tafs, Daiel, Al-Sanamein, al-Karak Al-Sharqi, al-Yawdoudah, and Ghabagib. The attacks left several members of the regime forces killed and wounded.
Recent weeks have seen an intensification of the revolutionary movement in Dara’a despite the Assad regime’s tightening of its grip on the province. Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, said that the revolutionary movement “has re-emerged from the rubble and destruction to convey its voice to the whole world.”
President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa earlier said that the revolution “will not stop,” and that the Syrian people “will not give up their fight for freedom.”
Anti-regime graffiti has begun to reappear in many parts of Dara’a province in recent weeks to emphasize that the revolution will continue until the overthrow of the Assad regime with all its symbols. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)