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Iranian Revolutionary Guards open enlistment office in Northern Homs

Editing: Raed Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2018/09/04 07:42

Homs - SMART

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards militia, which is one of the Iran Republic Army's pillars, fighting alongside the Syrian loyalist forces against peaceful movements since March 2013, opened an office to enlist local residents of a Syrian government forces-controlled village in Northern Homs, Central Syria.

On Tuesday, local sources reported that the militia opened an enlistment center in the al-Arrab restaurant in the village of al-Farhaniyah, which the Syrian government forces seized after concluding reconciliation agreements in the towns and cities of Northern Homs.

The sources said that about 1,000 men from the area have joined the Syrian government's security services, and large numbers were conscripted into the Syrian Army.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards are considered one of the most distinguished militias to support the Syrian government forces in their war against the opposition factions. A large number of Syrians joined the militia and received monthly salaries and financial compensations.

There are several Iran-supported militias in Syria, such as the Fatimiyoun Brigade, the al-Afghani militia, and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, which is a sectarian militia classified as a terrorist group in a large number of Arab and Western countries. Hezbollah has been fighting alongside the Syrian government forces against peaceful movements since March 2013. There are also thousands of members of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization militia, which is an umbrella organization established in 2014 made up of about 50 sectarian militias fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

After concluding reconciliation agreements in Northern Homs, hundreds of fighters that used to belong to the Free Syrian Army's Jaysh al-Tawhid faction joined the Syrian government forces' Fifth Legion, which is supervised by Russia.