SOHR reveals | New information about commander of “Al-Sham Corps” recruited by Turkish authorities and arrested in Libya
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has obtained new information about the commander of “Al-Sham Corps”, Mohammed Al-Bowaydani, who was arrested by “Haftar’s forces” in battles in Libya. Al-Bowaydani is from Al-Jilani alley in Bab Amr neighbourhood in Homs city.
Al-Bowaydani started his military career by joining Al-Farouq battalion in Bab Amr. After regime forces captured the neighbourhood, Al-Bowaydani moved to Al-Qalamoun, then he returned to Homs again through a battle under the name “Qademoun Ya Homs” (We Are Coming, Homs), which aimed at that time to capture the area from Sha’er to Homs old neighbourhoods.
After “Al-Sham Corps” had been established and the factions of the northern countryside of Homs had moved to northern Syria, Al-Bowaydani was appointed as the commander of artillery battalion in Al-Sham corps and participated later in “Olive Branch” operation in Afrin on the side of Turkish forces. In Afrin, he committed various violations including thefts, looting and imposing levies. SOHR sources say he is notorious.
Al-Bowaydani has been transported to Libya as a Turkish-backed mercenary, where he participated in military operations there on the side of the “Government of National Accord” against “Haftar’s forces”. He was arrested a few days ago with nearly 26 other members under his command, mostly from Homs, after being recruited and sent to Libya by Turkey.