Iranian military in Syria | IRGC recruits 85 new members in west Euphrates region, after undergoing course for using heavy and medium weapons
Deir Ezzor province: Reliable sources in al-Mayadeen city, the capital of the Iranian forces and their proxy militias in west Euphrates region, have reported the graduation of a new batch of individuals recruited recently by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the city. The batch, which comprised nearly 85 recruits, had undergone a military course for a month in al-Mazare’ area which hosts the largest gathering of Iranian-backed militias in west Euphrates region.
According to SOHR sources, 40 of the new recruits have been learned how to use various types of heavy machineguns, while the 45 others learned how to use medium and light machineguns.
The sources added that the new recruits will get monthly salaries of 120,000 SYL each as well as food supplies and free medical services in medical posts affiliated to IRGC.
In mid-May, SOHR reported the graduation of a new batch of dozens of local fighters who would join the “Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps” (IRGC). The new batch included 58 fighters who started a training course on April 28 after being recruited to IRGC lines with 15 working days and 15 days off a month. Iranian militias offered a monthly salary of 120,000 Syrian pounds, in addition to a food basket, and free treatment services for the fighters and their affiliates at medical centers and hospitals that belonged to the Iranian militia. Moreover, IRGC distributed food aid to the members undergoing the training course, after it had concluded.
On April 28, SOHR reported that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps started admitting volunteers to the ranks of Iranian-backed militias in the city of Al-Mayadeen in east Deir Ezzor countryside.
According to SOHR activists, Iranian militias wanted new affiliates to join their cadres as administrators and fighters, with 15 working days and 15 days off a month. Iranian militias offered monthly salaries of about $40, 120,000 Syrian pounds, to each recruit in addition to a food basket and free services for the recruits’ relatives at medical centers and hospitals belonging to the Iranians.