Iranian military in Syria | IRGC command impose “sharia” course on local members in Al-Mayadeen
Deir Ezzor Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Syrian Observatory activists say that the command of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has bound all local members of its affiliated militias to undergo a sharia course under the name “Feqh Mazhab Ahl Al-Bait”, with the aim to learn the local members the bases of “Shi’ism”. According to SOHR sources, the local members of IRGC-backed militias, at orders of an Iranian commander known as “Haj Dahran”, started the sharia course a few days ago. It is worth noting that Iranian and Iraqi “Mu’amimeen” (top instructors) are supervising these courses which lasts for 15 days.
Yesterday, pro-Iranian militias continued to seize properties belonging to civilians, who had been displaced from their areas for years, to escape airstrikes targeting their military gatherings, where repositioning became a priority for these militias to maintain their military equipment in the region.
In this context, SOHR sources said that the leadership of the Iranian militias seized the entire area of the farms in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, which is located 20 km west of the city, including 150 palm and olive plantations owned by the residents of Al-Mayadeen and its villages, which were converted into a closed military zone that was forbidden to approach.
Iranian militias erected a soil fence throughout the area, and brought in prefabricated rooms and water tanks and placed them on farms.
They also began to build a mosque to call for Shiite prayer, and huge concrete buildings in the centre of the region. The Iranian militia leadership divided the farms area into sectors and each sector is owned by a faction of Iranian militias, where the southern sector was the share of the Afghan “Fatimiyoun Brigade” militia. The northern sector for the Pakistani “Zainbyon” militia, the eastern sector for the “Iraqi Popular Mobilization” militia, while the western sector was the share of local militias from local villages belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
SOHR sources confirmed that Iranian multinational militias reinforced their new positions, by bringing in heavy vehicles and weapons from different areas in the city of Deir ez-Zor and its countryside.
They also opened camps for physical and ideological preparation, to recruit new members from the region and those coming across Iraq’s land borders.
Meanwhile, Iranian militias continued to prevent the region’s residents and farmers from doing their work and saving the remaining fruit trees that are now near and within military zones.