Four men from the town of Kahil, in Daraa, were arrested on Friday by Syrian government soldiers as they tried to pass through a checkpoint.
Daraa’s countryside has been witnessing increased tension since the beginning of November including the arrest of people from eastern Kark in addition to the besieging of Daraa Balad by government forces.
The four men belonged to the Eighth Brigade of the Russian-backed Fifth Corps, a local source from Kark told North Press.
The government forces took the men to the Air Force Intelligence branch in Daraa city, the source added.
The detention angered the militants of the Eighth Brigade that is stationed in Busra al-Sham. So far the number of detained civilians and militants from the Eighth Brigade has reached eight from different parts of the eastern countryside of Daraa, according to the source.
“The Syrian government forces increased on Saturday morning the military reinforcements on the entrances of the towns in the east and north east of the governorate against any potential reaction,” the source stated.
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