The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Maher Al-Assad rejects Russian orders | withdraw all 4th Division’s checkpoints in Syria

Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that Russia ordered to withdraw all checkpoints affiliated to the regime’s 4th Division led by Maher Al-Assad, Bashar Al-Assad’s brother.

According to SOHR sources, Maher Al-Assad rejected the Russian orders and no checkpoints have yet to be withdrawn. Meanwhile, Russia is  working hard to strengthen the Russian-backed “5th Corps” presence throughout Syria, especially in Daraa, through mounting recruitment operations in return for large financial incentives.

It is worth noting that the 4th Division is deployed across Syria, at a time when it is supposed to be stationed only in Damascus and Rif Dimashq.