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Tension has gripped the southern Syria Druze-majority town of Swaida after two recent confrontations between residents and the local branch of Military Intelligence, which led to the dismissal of its controversial head.The statement failed to reduce the tension, however, and one day later, on April 11, dozens of people, among them a number of mashayekh, gathered at the home of Sheikh Wahid Balous in the village of Mazraa.The regime decided to calm the situation by relieving Nasser of his duties and transferring him, naming an officer from the Taha family as his replacement, according to local anti-regime activists.Has there been a "mutiny" against the authorities by the faction of midlevel mashayekh and their many civilian supporters?In addition to removing Nasser, the regime sent Brig.The community's religious figures have overwhelmingly adhered to a long-standing injunction, ordered by the top three mashayekh, against funeral prayers being performed for Druze paramilitaries killed while serving outside the province.
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