The Army Command – Orientation Directorate issued the following statement:
On 10/14/2021, while a number of protesters headed to the Adliya area for a sit-in, there was an exchange of fire in the Tayouneh area – Badaro, which led to the killing of a number of citizens and the injury of others. Immediately, the army reinforced its deployment in the area, conducting foot and motorized patrols, and raided a number of places in search of the shooters, and arrested nine people from both sides, including a Syrian. Investigations began with the detainees under the supervision of the competent judiciary.
The army command made contacts with the concerned parties on both sides to contain the situation and prevent a slide towards sedition, and the command reiterated its zero tolerance with any armed, while army units continue to deploy in the area to prevent renewed clashes.