المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New sectarian militias | Column of “Al-Mahdi Brigade” arrives at Mazari’e Al-Mayadeen, as Iranian militias gain strong foothold in western Euphrates region 

SOHR sources say that a column of 4×4 vehicles, with writings on them say “Imam Al-Mahdi Brigade”, arrived from Iraq this evening carrying some 200 members heading towards Al-Mazari’a area in Al-Mayadeen city in eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

SOHR Local sources added that the “Imam al-Mahdi Brigade” militia had no presence before in the area.

These forces have a strong foothold in west of the Euphrates in Syria, where they have widespread influence.

Meanwhile, Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias continue recruiting men and young people by offering financial incentives and continuous usage of religion and sectarianism, amid continuous “Shi’aism” proselytising operations (conversion to Shiite) in Al-Mayadin city, its outskirts and desert, Al-Bokamal and other area in Deir Ezzor countryside in western Euphrates.

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