Tensions increase between Syrian regime and locals in As-Suwayda with latter kidnapping driver of Governor

AS-SUWAYDA, Syria — Amid increasing tension between the Syrian regime and the population of As-Suwayda in the country’s south, local factions dealt a new blow to the Syrian regime after they cut the Damascus–As-Suwayda road and kidnapped a member of the State Security and the driver of the Governor.

Demonstrations against the state of the economy and calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.