The security agencies of the Assad regime stepped up raids on civilian homes and shops in the Damascus suburbs, setting up more checkpoints to search passers-by and detain people on the wanted lists.
Local activists said that members of the Military Security and the Security Office of the Fourth Division carried out a large-scale raid and search campaign that affected dozens of houses, shops and farms in the town of Al-Sabboura in the Damascus suburbs.
Meanwhile, members of the Political Security and the Criminal Security have begun raiding civilian homes and shops in the suburbs of Qudsaya and al-Hama since last Friday morning.
The Voice of the Capital website reported that more than 30 people, mostly farmers, were detained in the suburb of Al-Sabboura, pointing out that the campaign begun on October 19 and is still ongoing.
Two young men were detained at checkpoints maned by members of the Political Security in the suburbs of Qudsaya and Al-Hama.
Earlier this month, the Military Security carried out an arrest campaign in al-Hama, detaining at least 13 young men who were taken as hostages instead of people wanted by the security services.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) stressed that the Assad regime continues to commit crimes against Syrian civilians with the aim of intimidating and subjugating the Syrian people to its rule as well as preventing any change in the country.
The SOC reiterated the need to revitalize the political process and implement UN resolutions on Syria, most importantly the Geneva Communique of 2012 and Resolutions 2118 and 2254, so as to reach a political solution that ends the suffering of the Syrian people and achieves their aspirations for freedom, dignity and democracy. (Source: SOC’s media department)