Locals in Damascus Town Confront Armed Islamist Opposition Groups

StoryfulNewsPublished: September 29, 2017
Published: September 29, 2017

There were remarkable scenes in the rebel-held town of Hamoryah, Damascus province, on September 28, as locals gathered in protest against the Sunni Islamist opposition groups Jaysh al-Islam and Faylaq al-Rahman. Protesters demanded that the groups clear an agricultural area that they had occupied and damaged, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Jaysh al-Islam fighters fired towards the crowd, wounding two people, according to local activist media. This video was shared by a pro-opposition media it shows the protests, and gunshots being fired. Protesters can be heard chanting against Jaysh al-Islam and Faylaq al-Rahman. The first man speaking in the video says the groups have damaged the farms, killing animals and people. He adds that two people were injured during the protest. Credit: YouTube/Smart News via Storyful

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