After protests in Al-Tanf Garrison | International Coalition announces name of the new head of Jaish Maghawer Al-Thawra • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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After protests in Al-Tanf Garrison | International Coalition announces name of the new head of Jaish Maghawer Al-Thawra

SOHR activists have reported that “International Coalition” forces have announced Farid Hossam Al-Qassim as the new head of Jaish Maghawer Al-Thawra, after quarrels between the faction members and civilians in the the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone, where members and commanders of “Maghawer Al-Thawra” answered to orders of the “International Coalition” and “Farid Al-Qassem” was officially handed his position, amid arrival of military reinforcements to Al-Tanf Garrison, comprising 35 “Hammer” cars, amid extensive flight of warplanes.

 

Earlier today, the International Coalition forces cordoned off Tanf base in the 55-kilometre the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone and ordered, via loudspeakers, that all fighters, except their forces in Tanf base, to leave without weapons, amid flights by the International Coalition aircraft over the area.

It is worth noting that members of “Maghaweer Al-Thawrah,” some leaders who refuse the decision of appointing Colonel Mohamed Farid Al-Qasim as the new commander of “Maghaweer Al-Thawrah,” and some civil protestors are present at Tanf base in “Maghaweer Al-Thawrah” section.

Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that protests continue near Al-Tanf garrison against the International Coalition’s decision, according to which “Mohamad Farid Al-Qasim” was appointed as the leader of Jaysh Maghawir Al-Thawra instead of Colonel “Muhanad Ahmed Al-Tallaa.”

In this context, SOHR sources reported several protests in the past few days staged by tens of civilians and combatants of the faction near the Coalition’s base near the Syria-Jordan-Iraqi border triangle in the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone in the Syrian desert.

On the other hand, a large number of civilians and members of the faction supported the decision and expressed their rejection of retaining “Al-Tallaa” in his position, as the leader of the faction, accusing him of “being involved in many cases of corruption.”

On September 29, SOHR sources reported that tens of residents gathered near Al-Tanf garrison at Syria-Iraq-Jordan border triangle in the 55 kilometre de-conflicting zone, through which protestors expressed their rejection of the Coalition’s decision and called upon the command of the International Coalition in the base to appoint any other officer from Jaysh Maghawir Al-Thawra instead of “Mohamad Farid Al-Qasim.”

While on September 27, SOHR sources reported that an International Coalition warplane flew over Al-Tanf garrison of US forces, at the Syrian-Jordanian-Iraqi border, breaking the sound barrier to disperse the protestors as they approached Al- Tanaf base, to protest against the appointment of the new commander of Jayish Maghaweer Al-Thawrah, in place of Colonel Muhannad Ahmad Al-Tallaa.

Also, on September 24, reliable sources informed SOHR that the US Central Command discharged the commander of Jaysh Maghawir Al-Thawra, Colonel “Muhanad Ahmed Al-Tallaa,” and appointed “Mohamad Farid Al-Qasim” as successor to “Al-Tallaa.”