Al-Baath Party condemns abduction of Sweida branch’s official

Sweida, SANA – The Regional Leadership of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party condemned Saturday the abduction of secretary of the Party’s branch in Sweida Shibli Jannoud by terrorist organizations.

The leadership dismissed in a statement the act as “cowardly”, saying it reflects the culture of killing, abduction and blackmail characterizing those organizations.

Any attempt to exploit this act with the aim of affecting the unity of “our people in Jabal al-Arab and their defense of Syria” will be doomed to failure just like all other previous attempts, the leadership added in its statement.

It warned of any attempts to threaten Jannoud’s life, holding the perpetrators of the abduction responsible for any harm that could happen to Jannoud.

Sources in Sweida province told SANA on Friday that armed terrorist groups kidnapped Jannoud and took him to an unknown area, as communications with Jannoud had been lost last Wednesday at about 9:00 am and his car was found burnt later on the day near Salkhad city.

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