SOHR: Differences between Maher al-Assad and Hezbollah.. The Fourth Division withdraws
The story of the transfer of fuel tanks from Syria to Lebanon is still causing widespread controversy. While Hezbollah supporters celebrate the arrival of diesel fuel, others recall the smuggling operations between the two countries that exposed the recent period.
What is new today is a dispute between the Fourth Division, which is affiliated with the brother of the head of the Syrian regime, Maher al-Assad, and the elements of Hezbollah.
According to the information, the Fourth Division’s members 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 of diesel and gasoline crossed the Syrian territory towards the Lebanese territory, under the patronage and protection of the Lebanese Hezbollah. The Lebanese God is the length and breadth.
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. It was also circulated, as 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 the Lebanese Hezbollah, where the road was secured. From Homs to Qusayr and removing bumps and barriers. 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 repeatedly announced that they were committed in their dealings. Financial and banking not to 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: Middle East.in-24