Purchased 625 land plots and luxury apartments so far | Iranian-backed militias continues strengthening their presence near Syria-Lebanon border
SOHR sources have monitored ongoing movements by Iranian-backed militias in areas on the Syria-Lebanon border in Rif Dimashq, under supervision and support by the Lebanese Hezbollah the de facto ruler of this area. These movements include the purchasing of plots o land along the border strip, despite Syria’s laws which ban selling or purchasing any land plots in border areas and the highlight and focus by International and local media outlets, including the Syrian Observatory, on such “suspicious” movements.
Moreover, Afghani, Iranian, Iraqi and Lebanese militiamen continue taking over luxury apartments and villas in Bludan area and other surrounding areas, bringing the number of villas and apartments these militiamen inhabited in to 120 so far. Also, SOHR sources have confirmed that these militias have purchased over 200 plots of land in Al-Zabadani area and at least 305 plots in Al-Tufayl border area, turning the region into an “independent” village headed by H.D. who is close to the Lebanese Hezbollah commanders.
SOHR would like to point out again that these practices are backed and supported by the Lebanese Hezbollah, which now has the ultimate influence in this region, at a time when the Syrian regime is preoccupied clamping down on Syrian civilians.