The Assad regime has launched a new barricade project designed to fortify its positions inside the city of Damascus from the southwestern side, in addition to the strengthening of security checkpoints inside the city.
Regime forces began construction of a new two kilometer barricade on Old Daraa Highway, covering the Hosh Blas industrial region. Large numbers of young men in Damascus' inner neighborhoods were reportedly arrested and forced to construct the barricades using sand bags.
All roads leading to the security zone in center of the capital were also fortified, as more barriers had also been set up along al-Mutahalliq al-Janoubi road.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer