The Syrian regime is reportedly removing valuable resources from Suwayda, including grain, hard currency, and most recently weapons as fears grow of an upcoming Islamic State attack on the Druze-majority province.
Here, Nura al-Basha, alias of an activist with the Syrian Revolution Coordinators Union, talks to Moutasem Jamal about how the Druze of Suwayda are dealing with reports that the Islamic State has designs on the area.
The Druze of Syria have largely attempted to remain neutral in Syria’s four-year old uprising, although an estimated 14,000 Druze are currently wanted for fleeing mandatory conscription, a pro-opposition Druze human rights activist told Syria Direct last
Pro-regime activists took to the streets of the Druze-majority city of Suwayda to distribute pamphlets condemning the mounting death toll among Suwayda’s young men performing mandatory service in the regime army, reported pro-opposition Orient News Wednes
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