No one was expecting that the heart of Damascus will turn into a battlefield between the Syrian regime and its allies and some opposition factions which have been categorized as not included in the peace talks in Geneva.
When talking about a battle, we are referring to a security incident that is much more than explosions and suicide operations. It is enough for armed men to take to the streets in the Syrian capital and clash with regime forces and the latter’s allies to know that the city’s security is not under the regime’s full control yet.
Those who visited Damascus before the recent confrontations said they were stopped at several checkpoints as they walked merely few hundred meters in the capital at night.
So why hasn’t the regime continued to adopt these measures in the past few days?
Message to UN
According to some sources, Hezbollah is still very interested in the fate of businessman Qassem Tajeddine who was detained in Morocco. These sources say Tajeddine is one of Hezbollah’s vital financial resources – a resource that is worth a few billion dollars.Ahmed Ayash