SOHR: Tightening of the curfew of its leaders .. Hezbollah complains about Maher al-Assad • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR: Tightening of the curfew of its leaders .. Hezbollah complains about Maher al-Assad

It is no longer a secret to anyone that there are differences between the forces of the Fourth Division, run by Maher al-Assad, brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and the Hezbollah militia there, as they have recently emerged, starting with the transport of diesel tanks and does not end with the management of checkpoints.

Tighten the leaders and curfew!

In the new developments, it has been reported that Hezbollah militia leaders are complaining these days about the harsh measures recently imposed by the Fourth Division in the regime̵’s army.


Information also reported on Friday that al-Assad’s brother’s split strengthened security at the crossings and prevented party leaders from traveling in Lebanese civilian cars in Syria, and even forced them to travel in Syrian private cars. parked in the Syrian landfill, between careful inspections and knowledge of the destination that these people are bringing inside the country. , as reported by the site “Lebanon Files”.

A fuel dispute

These developments came just weeks after another dispute broke out between the two sides last month, following the transfer of fuel tanks from Syria to Lebanon, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the checkpoints of 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 sources, members of the Fourth Division withdrew from the checkpoints deployed in mid-September in the Al-Qusayr area for a period of 3 days until the transportation of the diesel tanks was completed, after the Fourth Division requested their share of also lost diesel from Syrian markets.

The dispute came at the time, after trucks and tanks loaded with Iranian fuels, diesel and petrol crossed Syrian territory towards Lebanese territory, under the patronage and protection of Hezbollah.

It’s worth noting that these differences weren’t the only ones – many other disputes over the deployment areas have also emerged in recent weeks.

Fourth Division and US sanctions

The Fourth Division is an elite military unit led by Bashar al-Assad’s brother, Maher al-Assad, and was created to protect the regime from internal and external threats, according to the regime.

It is known as the strongest group in the formation of the regime’s army and has spent a lot of money on it in recent years.

America included Bashar al-Assad and Maher al-Assad on April 29, 2011 in the appendix to Executive Order 13572, which bans the property of certain people for human rights violations in Syria.

On January 12, 2017, the OFAC office ruled that regime forces now fall within the description of its government under Executive Order No. 13582 and the laws on sanctions imposed on Syria.

On June 17, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also included Bashar al-Assad, Maher al-Assad and the Fourth Division with the Executive Order No. 13894.


Source: Remo News

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