BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Syrian and Russian military police in southern Damascus have begun cracking down on the pro-government fighters looting homes and commercial buildings in the Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad.

According to a military report from Damascus, the Syrian and Russian police were ordered to identify and arrest anyone caught looting or in possession of stolen goods.

The military report added that many members of the National Defense Forces (NDF) and some soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were arrested for looting in southern Damascus earlier today.

With the poor economic conditions in Syria, looting has become a common practice among the groups that seize land from another party in this war.

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