ARA News

Damascus, Syria– The town of Qudsaiya in Damascus suburb is since five days besieged by military forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Residents of Qudsaiya suffer a sharp shortage in basic supplies as regime forces blocked all entrances of the town, local sources reported on Wednesday.   

Activists in Qudsaiya told ARA News that the regime checkpoints around the town prevented exit and entry of civilians from and to the town, beside denying access of basic food and medical supplies.

“The pharmacies and medical centers in the Qudsaiya suffer a severe shortage of basic medical materials,” a local source said.  

Meanwhile, the majority of commercial shops in Qudsaiya are forcibly closed due to the lack goods caused by the continuous blockade imposed by the Syrian regime forces on the town.  

The majority of Qudsaiya population showed sympathy with the “Syrian uprising” over the three-year-old crisis. The town’s residents repeatedly organized anti-regime demonstrations. 

Recently, an agreement was reportedly reached between the local committees and the regime forces over allowance of movement from and to Qudsaiya and the release of dozens of detainees from the town who are held by the Syrian regime since months. However, activists said that the regime violated the alleged agreement. 


Reporting by: Jewad al-Ali

Source: ARA News


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