(...)The Men of Dignity—which considers itself independent of both the Bashar al-Assad government and the opposition—announced Tuesday morning that Sheikh Anas Abu Hala had been detained the day before “at the Al-Masmiyeh checkpoint by the Military Intelligence [Directorate].”
“As a result security elements have been detained by the Men of Dignity [and will remain in our custody] until he is released,” the paramilitary group added.
According to the statement, a prisoner swap will take place later Tuesday between the regime and the Men of Dignity.
The administration of the Men of Dignity’s Facebook page issued a clear warning to the regime not to detain any figures linked to the faction, which the regime’s Suweida security chief said he wanted to destroy in a leaked video late last year. (...)