The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Iranian expansion reached the towns of Qamishli and Hasakah through pro-Iranian militias of the “Fatemien” brigade, which recruited members of national defense and civilians, in areas of governance, into its ranks , In exchange for a monthly salary of about 350 thousand Syrian Pounds per member.
The information also indicated that the militia began their recruitment in the area when the territory was besieged by Kurdish forces in mid-January.
According to sources, the militia has so far been successful in recruiting more than 205 National Defense Forces and about 35 civilians. It is overseen in Qamishli and Hasakah by a man named “Haji Ali”, who is Iranian.
In addition, the new recruits known as the Treteb Regiment, to the south of Qumishli, were to be transferred to the area of the Euphrates, to train the operators thereafter.
It is notable that the national defense element used to receive a monthly salary from the regime estimated at 50 thousand Syrian pounds, meaning that the new salary would be about 6 times as it falls under Iran’s financial inducements in return for recruitment of men and youth. Especially in very poor living conditions.
Observatory sources said the recruitment process was met with dissatisfaction on the Russian side when Iran mobilized them in Qamishli and Hasaka, and the National Defense Command took action two days ago and appointed a member of the People’s Assembly as the national commander, al. Defense in Hasaka Governorate, after a significant decline in the number of people present in the ranks of the militia, as the number of National Defense Forces in Qamishli and Hasaka was about 800 on paper, only 300 of them remained after the hundreds they left the militia. Diya and recently joined the Ashish and more recently joined the Fatmayun Brigade.
According to sources, Iran is still trying to consolidate its presence on Syrian territories, through a continuous recruitment drive in favor of militia loyal to it, led by Lebanese Hezbollah, to weaken it and withdraw it Despite continued efforts to pull. Syrian lands, whether through frequent Israeli invasions or by Russians, have strengthened their roles. In areas of influence of these militias.
According to data from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the number of volunteers in the ranks of Iranians and militias loyal to them in southern Syria exceeded 9,600, and the number of Syrian men and men of various ages rose to about 8,350.
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