Jesr Alshughur event Statement 11 July 2017

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Based on a request from a local community member, a SCD team re-opened a road in the morning. After opening the road and finishing the road works, a person came to the SCD centre, claimed that he is a member in Hayʼat Taḥrīr al-Shām (HTS) and requested the arrest of the wheel loader driver claiming that the removed soil was put in his land. The SCD team members objected and recommended that he go the police station to present his case.

After this, he and a group of people returned to the SCD center with weapons and started shooting at the centre, requesting the arrest of the driver. Assistance was requested, and many individuals responded to the call and stopped them. The case has been referred to the local court to hold the wrongdoers responsible for their actions.

We extend thanks to all those who asked about us. We are all fine, and no one was injured. There is no disagreement with any party, and we reiterate that we will continue to serve our fellow Syrians impartially and indiscriminately.