Hezbollah Seeking to Enforce Demographic Change in Syria’s Madaya

Shiite militia directs warning against people of Karoum, Madaya, to evacuate their homes after the Assad regime expelled the residents of Daraya in a similar move

The epidemic of demographic change reached the area of Karoum, Madaya, in the area of the city blockaded by the Hezbollah militia after the Assad regime expelled the residents of Daraya and brought Iraqi families and other Lebanese to live in their homes. It is meanwhile trying make an agreement to remove the people of Moadamiya under the force of the weapon of hunger.

Hezbollah directed a warning against the people of Karoum, which is under the control of its militia and is home to about 1,000 people, to evacuate their homes in an attempt that aims to secure the border and secure weapons storehouses it has set up in the western areas of Zabadani, Kafr Amer and Al-Shara.

Hezbollah increased the volume of support to its checkpoints in the area of the two towns Madaya and Baqin, while replacing the majority of Assad fighters concentrated in the first and second circles around Madaya with fighters directly belonging to Hezbollah. The people of Madaya said that Hezbollah had begun its escalation on the area with the aim of demographic change, and that the departure of the people was forcible in accordance with the deal which put them between two choices: leave the territory, or be killed.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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