SOHR:Disagreements between Maher al-Assad and Hezbollah.. The Fourth Division withdrew
Al-Arabiya channel published an article under the title: “Disputes between Maher al-Assad and Hezbollah… The Fourth Division withdrew.”
The article stated:
The story of the transfer of fuel tanks from Syria to Lebanon still raises widespread controversy. While Hezbollah supporters celebrate the arrival of diesel, others recall the smuggling operations between the two countries that exposed the last period, and what is new today is a dispute between the Fourth Division of the brother of the Syrian regime president Maher al-Assad and Hezbollah members. .
The sources of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “the barriers of the Fourth Division forces led by Maher al-Assad withdrew from their positions on the Al-Qusayr road in the western countryside of Homs leading to Lebanon.”
According to the information, “the elements of the Fourth Division withdrew from the checkpoints deployed in the Al-Qusayr area for a period of 3 days until the completion of the transportation of diesel tanks to Lebanon, after the Fourth Division demanded their share of the lost diesel from the Syrian markets as well.”
These developments came after “trucks and tankers loaded with Iranian fuels from diesel and gasoline crossed the Syrian territory towards the Lebanese territory, under the patronage and protection of Hezbollah, as Iranian tankers were unloaded at Baniyas port over the past days, and transported by land to Homs, where Hezbollah controls God is tall and wide.
The roads were also secured in advance by the Fourth Division and the smugglers were expelled from the area, “to facilitate the arrival of the tankers to Lebanon.”
The observatory had reported a few days ago, September 12, that “two crude oil tankers arrived at the port of Baniyas in Tartus governorate on the Syrian coast, coming from Iran, and the sources confirmed at the time that the two tankers were carrying Iranian crude oil, and they will remain in Syria and have nothing to do with Lebanon, as was circulated.” Lebanon’s share of hydrocarbons arrived in Syria a few days ago via 3 Iranian tankers, two of diesel and one of gasoline.
Other information indicated that “a new Iranian fuel tanker is on its way to Syria, and it is not known until now whether it will remain in Syria, which is Syria’s share, or whether it will be transported to Lebanon via Hezbollah by land.”
It is worth noting that “the smuggling crossings between Syria and Lebanon in Homs mainly and Tartous in the second place witness an intense presence of the Fourth Division and the expulsion of civilian smugglers in the area in order to supervise the transfer of Iranian oil to Lebanon through those crossings, especially from the Homs countryside under the influence of Hezbollah, where the road was secured. From Homs to Qusayr, removing bumps and roadblocks.
It is noteworthy that “Hezbollah, the military force outside the authority of the security forces in the country, announced on August 19 its intention to import fuel from Tehran, aroused widespread political criticism from its opponents, who accused it of mortgaging Lebanon to Iran, while the Lebanese authorities had repeatedly announced that they were committed to… Its financial and banking transactions did not violate the international and US sanctions imposed.”
However, no recent statement was issued by the government regarding those tanks that entered the country during the past hours.
Source: The Times Hub