At funeral of victims of the terrorist bombings that targeted Swaida province on Wednesday, local residents kicked out Assad regime officials who were sent to offer condolences. The locals accused the Assad regime and its officials of being involved in the suicide attacks that ISIS militants carried out in the province.
According to Smart News Network, the mourners spurned the city’s mayor, the police chief, and head of the Baath Party branch in the province once they arrived at the funeral. The regime officials were received with jeers and catcalls as they were blamed for the bloody attack.
Local rights activists accused the Assad regime and Russia of being behind the Wednesday bombings. Lebanese leader Walid Jumblatt also expressed surprise at how ISIS suicide bombers managed to reach Swaida this fast and carry out their crimes.
The Syrian Coalition condemned the criminal attack targeting civilians in Swaida. It said that the surprise attack followed the Assad regime’s unexpected withdrawal of forces from villages near Swaida.
The Coalition emphasized the responsibility of the Assad regime’s forces for enabling ISIS to carry out such criminal operations in view of the ability of the attackers to travel long distances and bypass several regime checkpoints to reach Swaida and commit this horrific crime.
The attack claimed the lives of about 220 people and wounded hundreds more, mostly civilians. Over 40 people have gone missing during the attack as well, including women and children. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)