New withdrawal | 4th Division withdraws from seven checkpoints in western Damascus countryside and Eastern Ghouta • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New withdrawal | 4th Division withdraws from seven checkpoints in western Damascus countryside and Eastern Ghouta

Rif Dimashq province: After 20 days of 4th Division forces withdrawal from their checkpoints and positions in the vicinity of Daraa Al-Balad and the western countryside of Daraa, SOHR sources have reported that Iran-backed “4th Division troops, led by Maher al-Assad the brother of the Syrian regime president, have withdrawn from seven checkpoints stationed in Rif Dimashq, as they have withdrawn from four checkpoints in the western countryside of Damascus, and withdrew from three checkpoints in Masraba city in Eastern Ghouta.
According to SOHR sources, 4th division has withdrawn to its military barracks from those checkpoints, leaving them to the Military Intelligence Division.

The seven checkpoints are as follow:

• Al-Chiyah checkpoint which is stationed on Zakiah – Khan Al-Shih road.
• Al- Diwan checkpoint on Al-Deir Hebiya – Khan al-Shih road.
• Checkpoint in the orchards of Zakiah town.
• Checkpoint at Al-Deir Hebiya town roundabout.
• Checkpoint at the entrance to Mesaraba city in Eastern Ghouta.
• Two checkpoints on the agricultural road linking the cities of Masraba and Douma.

On November 22, SOHR activists reported that 4th Division troops, led by Maher al-Assad the brother of the Syrian regime president, had begun to withdraw from several positions in Daraa province.
In accordance with the agreements concluded with Russian guarantees, 4th Division troops had begun to withdraw from the vicinity of Daraa al Balad, early November. They also withdrew from their most prominent positions, in west Daraa countryside, towards the capital, Damascus, for curbing Iranian presence in southern Syria.

However, they did not evacuate from a military headquarter in Daraa and a checkpoint on Daraa-Damascus international road