Security Authorities Arrest Two Armed Gangs Firing at Citizens in Damascus Countryside

Tishreen Newspaper ‏

English Website, Syria Millennium ‏

Security forces managed on Thursday March the 31st 2011 to arrest in the cities of Douma and al-Bardeh in Damascus Countryside two armed gangs trying to attack citizens and their properties. ‏

The first gang was arrested while they were trying to burglarize a pharmacy in Douma by force. The gang tried to shoot citizens who cooperated with the security forces to arrest them. ‏

The gang admitted that they have made several burglary operations in commercial shops and robbed a car. ‏

They also admitted that they fired shots in various areas in Damascus Countryside in Arbin, Zamalka and Douma last week. ‏

The gang said they hide another gang who created chaos and riots last Friday in al-Kaboun Avenue in Damascus. ‏

While taking the gang out of Douma to resume investigations, another gang opened fire at the security forces trying to release their fellow gang. ‏

The second gang was arrested in al-Bardeh district in Damascus Countryside after opening fire at citizens of whom one has been injured. ‏

Security forces are conducting investigations to pursue the rest of the armed group and bring them to justice. ‏