المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

 Iran-backed militias evacuate headquarters in al-Bokamal and spread on Euphrates bank

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned today that Iran-backed militias have evacuated their headquarters in al-Bokamal city, in anticipation of the shelling that positions of the Iranian-loyal militia are under in Syria, sources told the Syrian Observatory that the Iranian-backed militias are spreading in the orchards on Euphrates banks, while they kept guarding members in their headquarters.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on the 4th of January 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights observed the flight of unidentified drones over al-Bokamal city in Deir Ezzor countryside, while the Iranian militias positioned in the vicinity of al-Bokamal city and the border area with Iraq opened fire of heavy machineguns targeting them, but no information about whether these drones were armed, or they were just reconnaissance drones that follow leaders of those militias.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a delegation of the Arab tribes met on the 26th of December 2019, with the goal of directing and uniting forces against U.S. Forces, and according to the Syrian Observatory’s sources, that meeting took place with the commander of the al-Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassim Soleimani, who was assassinated this morning in a U.S. raid on his convoy in Iraq . the sources reported that: “the invitation came at the official invitation of Tehran, where Iran invited Faisal al-al-Aazil, one of the elders of al-Ma’amra clan, in addition to the representative of al-Bo Asi clan the commander of NDF headquarters in Qamishli Khatib al-Tieb, and the Sheikh of al-Sharayin, Nawaf al-Bashar, the sheikh of Harb clan, Mahmoud Mansour al-Akoub, ” adding that: “the meeting discussed carrying out attacks against the American forces and the Syria Democratic Forces.”

Earlier, the head of the Syrian National Security Bureau, Ali Mamlouk, met with the security committee and about 20 Arab tribal elders and Sheikhs in al-Hasakah, at Qamishli Airport Hall on the 5th of December 2019, where he demanded the Arab tribes to withdraw their sons from the ranks of the Syria Democratic Forces.

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