Iranian military in Syria | Nearly 650 people recruited in Aleppo in two months • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Iranian military in Syria | Nearly 650 people recruited in Aleppo in two months

Reliable sources in the eastern countryside of Aleppo have informed SOHR that the Iranian-backed militias, headed by the Afghani militia of Liwa Fatemiyoun, continue strengthening their presence in the region through ongoing “Shi’aism” proselytising operations (conversion to Shiite) by offering financial incentives and continuous usage of religion and sectarianism in light of the dire living situation throughout Syria, lack of job opportunities and astronomically inflated prices.

 

According to SOHR sources, the number of people recruited by Iranian-backed militias in Aleppo countryside since early February has risen to 645. The recruitment operations are concentrated in the areas of Maskanah, Al-Sfirah, Deir Hafer, and other areas in towns and villages of eastern Aleppo through Iran’s spiritual proxies and bureaus that offer financial incentives.

 

This development coincides with Iran’s efforts to share domination of the area with the Russians, along with the cold war between the two sides. It is worth noting that ISIS is active and prevalent in desert areas in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

 

On March 16, SOHR sources have reported that Russian and regime forces establishment a joint military post on the western bank of the Euphrates region near Khan Al-Sha’r in western Maskanah which is under the control of regime forces in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

 

The recently-established post is opposite the SDF positions on the river’s eastern bank, and it contains heavy gears, tens of soldiers and command centre provided with communication military devices.

 

This development came as a part of efforts to put an end to the Iranian military expansion in the eastern countryside of Aleppo and their imposition of influence over the area’s dignitaries and tribal elders.

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