Militias loyal to Iran and the regime smuggle ISIS members and their families to Idlib for hundreds of dollars and the Russian-Iranian conflict reaches a level where Iranian checkpoints are replaced by forces of 5th Legion

The conflict between Russia and its loyal militias with Iran and the regime and the militias loyal to them continues on the Syrian territory, where the differences between them are raging occasionally in different areas, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a process of changing checkpoints of militias loyal to Iran and the Syrian regime on the outskirts and perimeter of Putin – Erdogan agreement area in the demilitarized area, where these checkpoints were replaced by forces of the Russian-supported 5th Legion which loyal to Russia, and as the “Islamic State” Organization is fading and in its tunnels and trenches in Baghuz farm area near the east bank of Euphrates River, and as its fate has become either to be killed or to surrender; members of the Organization who are located in the last geographical spot at the Syrian Desert north of Palmyra, (which extends to the administrative borders of Deir Ezzor province) ISIS members are fleeing this enclave, through deals with members of militias loyal to Iran and the regime to bring them to the frontiers of Idlib province, and to areas of control of the factions and Hayyaat Tahrir the al-Sham for $1500 USD per person, and tens of people were smuggled, and reliable sources confirmed that the smuggling operations are carried out through transporting ISIS members and their families aboard military vehicles and in various ways; until they reach the crossings areas contact with the areas that are not controlled by the regime forces in Idlib.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published in the past 15 days that the Irani – Russian conflict is not only a struggle for influence, it is a financial struggle as well, a struggle for looting, a struggle for the pockets of Syrians and their money, and a struggle to satisfy the greed of them both, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has obtained information confirmed by credible sources that this conflict between both parties -who are allies of the Syrian regime- turned to a conflict over the checkpoints, power, and inspection points in the Syrian desert, and in the area stretching from Homs to the western bank of Euphrates River, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the presence of about 40 checkpoint of pro-Iranian militias and pro-Russian militias, from the outskirts of Homs city to al-Bokamal city in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside on the west bank of Euphrates River, where these checkpoints compete and fight over inspection points which generate huge daily profits, and the reliable sources of the Syrian Observatory confirmed that the imposed royalties on them reached about 100 million Syrian pounds on a batch of tankers loaded with oil and its derivatives, where these tanks in particular are not allowed to pass without paying royalties.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published earlier that political and regional conflict over a land that is not for them, two allies for one party, and at the same time they are allied with one of the enemies of their first ally, they are Russia and Iran, who are competing and fighting for influence within the Syrian territory, while at the same time they are allied with Turkey which is considered by the Syrian regime as its worst enemies, and at a time when a tripartite meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to be held, the Syrian areas is witnessing the embodiment of this conflict in various forms, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the Iranian forces -amid this hostility- continuing its intellectual incursions to expand its military influence and control inside the Syrian territory, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continued movement of Iranian Forces in recruiting more members within its ranks, approaching the population and carrying out more “Shi’ism” operations by joining more residents to the Shiite doctrine by paying money, providing aid, or trying to resolve unresolved issues among the people, and the last of what the Syrian Observatory was able to document is the increase in number of volunteers to the Iranian forces and its affiliated militias recently to about 1200 Syrian youths and men of different ages, within the west of Euphrates area in Deir Ezzor countryside.

The beginning of the Russian stop for Iran inside the Syrian territory and getting it out of the internal solutions and participation in it -despite the Iranian military expansion and at the negotiations level-, was after the stop of the military operation of the regime forces and its allies, after the control of Abu al-Duhur airbase and after they had enough with what the regime forces advanced to, after it managed to control a large number of villages in the eastern and southeastern sectors of Idlib countryside, and the Russians and the regime refrained from advancing to break the siege of al-Fu’ah and Kafriya towns in the northeastern countryside of Idlib, which were inhabited by Shiite citizens with thousands of fighters of both towns, then, Iran and its allies refrained from participating in the process of the Eastern Ghouta or they were prevented by the Russians, while Russia did not start the operations in the south except after a Russian-regional consensus on the return of Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah to a 40 km distance away of the border strip with the occupied Syrian Golan, and after its military withdrawal; the process of controlling the Syrian south began, while the Syrian Observatory monitored earlier the Russian proposal for Hezbollah and Iranians to withdraw and head towards the west of Euphrates to fight the “Islamic State” Organization, after the Iranian forces and Hezbollah refused to go to the Syrian south, and that took place during negotiations about the south of Damascus and the south of Rif Dimashq.

The Syrian south also witnessed extensive volunteer operations by the Iranian forces, who returned after their military withdrawal in the form of recruitment campaigns in their ranks for the Syrian members, in addition to attempting to converting people to “Shi’ism” by paying salaries, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented that in the Syrian south more than 2350 people have joined their ranks, also members of the Iranian forces have been seen repeatedly wandering in the countryside of Daraa and Quneitra, while Russia is working to escalate the process of excluding the Iranians from decision-making positions and controlling the Syrian details, by trying to stop the Iranians in the Syrian coast and the countryside Homs and Hama, and by sizing the Iranian role in Idlib and Aleppo Province, but the widespread Iranian deployment on the military, ideological, and sectarian levels prevents the Russians from stopping the Iranians for the time being, despite the global trend and the Arab trend in particular to fight the Iranian presence especially on the Syrian soil, while Turkey is balancing its relations with the Iranian side greatly.

Where the Syrian Observatory monitored that this enlisting includes both former defected members of the regime forces and those wishing to “settle their situation,” as well as former fighters in ranks of regime’s opponents, and other citizens the sources said that most of them were from al-Quriyah area in the countryside of al-Mayadin city, the sources told the Syrian Observatory that the process of luring the citizens to come was through a monthly salary, and letting them choosing the place of service between going to the battlefronts or stay at the training center west of Euphrates River, in addition to the immunity from the regime forces and from being arrested, where they are enlisted for monthly salaries vary from west of Euphrates to the south of Syria, where these salaries start from US $ 150 to about US $ 300, depending on its proximity to the Syrian border with the occupied Syrian Golan, where the salary increases as the distance to the occupied Syrian Golan gets closer, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continuous attempts by the Iranians to entice civilians in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor on the road to Tehran – Beirut, trying to establish an popular base in the area, which will prevent the loss of the strategic road between Iranian capital Tehran and the Lebanese capital Beirut, which is used by the Iranian forces mainly. these enticing attempts come through their attempts to return the rights of the residents, of those whose belongings were seized by volunteers and conscripts in the Iranian militias, to earn the love of the population and satisfy them and to push them to join their ranks, they also distribute food, clothes, blankets, and other daily tools and study tools, all of them have Persian writings, and the Iranian forces through their spreading are preventing the regime forces from abusing the population and return their belongings to them, where the people now go to the Iranian forces to get back their stolen property taken rights by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them.

Where Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards took over Thi al-Nurain Mosque and houses around it on the Kornish Street in the city, where they prevented civilians, members of regime forces, and NDF from entering or passing through the area, without orders from the command forces located in al-Mayadin, also other members seized al-Nubalaa Hall and the new financial building and imposed the same procedures, while members of the Lebanese Hezbollah took over the area extending from al-Finsh Junction to Al Shuaibi Villa at al-Arba’in Street in al-Mayadin city, and prevented the entry and exit except by orders of them, reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that this is the first time the Iranian forces spread deep into al-Mayadin city, these actions were paralleled with handing cards by members of the Revolutionary Guard to the newly joined Syrian and non-Syrian members, these cards allow them to move through the checkpoints of the regime and their allies without being questioned by neither security or military bodies.

The Syrian Observatory monitored previously that the Syrian Observatory monitored the Iranians positioning at key points in al-Mayadin area to the west of al-Bokamal, where their positioning is represented by an Afghani charitable kitchen, in which the Iranian-backed Afghani militias prepare and distribute meals to the people and the displaced people, also the Secondary Sharia School of al-Mayadin city was transformed into an affiliation center for the Iranian and Shiite militias, which sometimes includes Shiite-related symposia and conferences, also the Iranian forces and Asian gunmen of the Shiite citizens are positioned in Hawi area at al-Mayadin city, also reliable sources confirmed that the Iranians set up a Husseinieh and Mazar in the Nabe’ Ayn Ali, which is located between al-Mayadin and Mahkan, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the arrival of buses carrying Iranians from the “Shiite visitors” of the Iranians, Syrians, and Iraqis, where carried out Shiite sectarian rituals in the area which is witnessing a large military presence of the Iranian Forces, also the Iranian Forces are deployed in the area between the sheep market and al-Rahba castle in al-Mayadin, where there are military forces prevent the entry and exit of anyone of the non-Iranians of both civilians and militaries, amid heavy guard and permanent flight of drones over the area.

The Syrian Observatory also monitored the presence of Iranian forces in the countryside of Salamiyah city at the eastern countryside of Hama, in training centers and affiliation centers in al-Sabbura and other areas of the countryside of Hama, with an earlier presence in the 47th Brigade in Hama countryside, and in the northern and northwestern countryside of Aleppo and in the contact lines with the factions in the southern countryside of Aleppo, the Syrian Desert, and other areas of Syria in the countryside of Homs, Hama, and Rif Dimashq

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored in the recent days that the Azan is raised within the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor according to the Shiite doctrine, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: al-Tammu neighborhood on the road of Qal’aat al-Rahba near the Power Station in al-Mayadin city, on the west banks of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, witnessed repeating the Azan in al-Tammu mosque, which the Iranians take it as their own in neighborhood the city, where the sources confirmed that the neighborhood includes more than 250 members of Iranian forces and militias of the Shiite sect, and they take the houses of the neighborhood as their residence out of about 800 members of these forces and militias, the Azan was heard in the neighborhood’s Mosque and the people noticed the words of the Azan were spoken according to the Shiite doctrine, which are repeated at all times of Azan, also this mosque where the Azan is being raised is considered a private mosque, and it is prevented for those who are not officers of members of the Iranians and followers of the Shiite sect to enter it.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several reliable sources that tens of Asian families have arrived to the west of Euphrates River, coming to areas of control of the Iranian Forces and their allied militias within the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: about 50 families of the Iranian and Afghan families arrived at al-Mayadin city west of Euphrates River, they are families of fighters in the Iranian and Afghan militias of the Shiite sect, also these families speak Persian and the languages spoken in Afghanistan, the sources confirmed that they were resettled in the area of Dahr al-Alwa in al-Mayadin city, in houses where the “Islamic State” seized previously under the pretext of “their owners are in the countries of the infidels”.

The Syrian Observatory’s reliable sources also confirmed that the arrival of these families came after the Irani Revolutionary Guard opened the door of “enlisting” in its forces operating on the Syrian territory within Deir Ezzor Province for the first time in the countryside of Deir Ezzor province, and the sources confirmed that this is the first time the enlisting in the ranks of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces is opened, where previously the enlisting only included the Iranian-funded militias which are backed by the Iranian Forces, such as al-Nujabaa militias, Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas, and Hezbollah, while the majority of the Syrian volunteers are from the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, and Rif Dimashq.

the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a rivalry is taking place between the Iranian forces and their loyal militias , and between the regime forces; about residents of al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, of who are within the age of compulsory service or the reserve service, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the military intelligence of the regime carried out an arrest operation in al-Mayadin city in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside west of Euphrates River, and took them for the reserve duty in the ranks of regime’s Army, to which thousands of members had arrived of its members and allies to areas west of Euphrates on the strategic road of Tehran – Beirut, while the withdrawal of tens of civilians to the reserve service in the ranks of regime’s army comes in a competition between the regime forces and the Iranians on the remaining civilians in al-Mayadin city, and at a time where the regime forces are arresting and taking young people wanted to perform reserve service, Iran is working hard through its militias to bring more young people to its ranks, after it managed to include hundreds of them within its forces stationed in al-Mayadin and west of Euphrates River.

where Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards took over Thi al-Nurain Mosque and houses around it on the Kornish Street in the city, where they prevented civilians, members of regime forces, and NDF from entering or passing through the area, without orders from the command forces located in al-Mayadin, also other members seized al-Nubalaa Hall and the new financial building and imposed the same procedures, while members of the Lebanese Hezbollah took over the area extending from al-Finsh Junction to Al Shuaibi Villa at al-Arba’in Street in al-Mayadin city, and prevented the entry and exit except by orders of them, reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that this is the first time the Iranian forces spread deep into al-Mayadin city, these actions were paralleled with handing cards by members of the Revolutionary Guard to the newly joined Syrian and non-Syrian members, these cards allow them to move through the checkpoints of the regime and their allies without being questioned by neither security or military bodies.

The Syrian Observatory monitored previously that the Syrian Observatory monitored the Iranians positioning at key points in al-Mayadin area to the west of al-Bokamal, where their positioning is represented by an Afghani charitable kitchen, in which the Iranian-backed Afghani militias prepare and distribute meals to the people and the displaced people, also the Secondary Sharia School of al-Mayadin city was transformed into an affiliation center for the Iranian and Shiite militias, which sometimes includes Shiite-related symposia and conferences, also the Iranian forces and Asian gunmen of the Shiite citizens are positioned in Hawi area at al-Mayadin city, also reliable sources confirmed that the Iranians set up a Husseinieh and Mazar in the Nabe’ Ayn Ali, which is located between al-Mayadin and Mahkan, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the arrival of buses carrying Iranians from the “Shiite visitors” of the Iranians, Syrians, and Iraqis, where carried out Shiite sectarian rituals in the area which is witnessing a large military presence of the Iranian Forces, also the Iranian Forces are deployed in the area between the sheep market and al-Rahba castle in al-Mayadin, where there are military forces prevent the entry and exit of anyone of the non-Iranians of both civilians and militaries, amid heavy guard and permanent flight of drones over the area.

The Syrian Observatory also monitored the presence of Iranian forces in the countryside of Salamiyah city at the eastern countryside of Hama, in training centers and affiliation centers in al-Sabbura and other areas of the countryside of Hama, with an earlier presence in the 47th Brigade in Hama countryside, and in the northern and northwestern countryside of Aleppo and in the contact lines with the factions in the southern countryside of Aleppo, the Syrian Desert, and other areas of Syria in the countryside of Homs, Hama, and Rif Dimashq

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored in the recent days that the Azan is raised within the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor according to the Shiite doctrine, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: al-Tammu neighborhood on the road of Qal’aat al-Rahba near the Power Station in al-Mayadin city, on the west banks of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, witnessed repeating the Azan in al-Tammu mosque, which the Iranians take it as their own in neighborhood the city, where the sources confirmed that the neighborhood includes more than 250 members of Iranian forces and militias of the Shiite sect, and they take the houses of the neighborhood as their residence out of about 800 members of these forces and militias, the Azan was heard in the neighborhood’s Mosque and the people noticed the words of the Azan were spoken according to the Shiite doctrine, which are repeated at all times of Azan, also this mosque where the Azan is being raised is considered a private mosque, and it is prevented for those who are not officers of members of the Iranians and followers of the Shiite sect to enter it.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several reliable sources that tens of Asian families have arrived to the west of Euphrates River, coming to areas of control of the Iranian Forces and their allied militias within the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: about 50 families of the Iranian and Afghan families arrived at al-Mayadin city west of Euphrates River, they are families of fighters in the Iranian and Afghan militias of the Shiite sect, also these families speak Persian and the languages spoken in Afghanistan, the sources confirmed that they were resettled in the area of Dahr al-Alwa in al-Mayadin city, in houses where the “Islamic State” seized previously under the pretext of “their owners are in the countries of the infidels”.

The Syrian Observatory’s reliable sources also confirmed that the arrival of these families came after the Irani Revolutionary Guard opened the door of “enlisting” in its forces operating on the Syrian territory within Deir Ezzor Province for the first time in the countryside of Deir Ezzor province, and the sources confirmed that this is the first time the enlisting in the ranks of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces is opened, where previously the enlisting only included the Iranian-funded militias which are backed by the Iranian Forces, such as al-Nujabaa militias, Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas, and Hezbollah, while the majority of the Syrian volunteers are from the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, and Rif Dimashq.

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