The wave of protests in the province of Dara’a, the birthplace of the Syrian revolution eight years ago, were renewed following the Assad regime’s security forces’ arrest of dozens of young people in the town of Musaifra in eastern rural Dara’a.
Local activists reported that the province is on the verge of a new uprising because of the Assad regime’s security forces’ harassment of the local population and the frequent raids on civilian homes, the most recent of which targeted many homes in the town of Musaifra in search of people who are wanted by the regime.
The new wave of random arrests targeted dozens of military-aged people and former FSA fighters.
In response, new anti-regime graffiti appeared on the walls in the neighboring town of al-Sahwa calling for the overthrow of the Assad regime with all its symbols. The graffiti also rejected compulsory service in Assad’s army as they reaffirmed commitment to the principles of the Syrian revolution.
Despite the so-called the reconciliation agreement in place, the Assad regime’s security services continue to raid civilian homes in Dara’a province. A civilian was killed in one of these raids in southern rural Quenitra while two others were detained a few days ago.
In recent weeks, Dara’a has witnessed the scrawling of new anti-regime on the walls defying the Assad regime and threatening its presence in the province. The revolutionary movement has intensified since last month despite the Assad regime’s tightened grip on the 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.
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.”
Dara’a province, the cradle of the Syrian revolution, last week saw renewed anti-regime demonstrations in central Dara’a city emphasizing the revolution would continue until the overthrow of the regime with all its symbols. Various areas across the province also saw the scrawling of anti-regime graffiti on the walls denouncing the regime and its security apparatuses. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)