Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrests members of National Defense militia in Deir al-Zor

Editing Mohamad Alaa | Translation Nouha Salti | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 27, 2019, 12:43:44 AM wire MILITARY Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

Deir al-Zor - SMART

On Saturday, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested members of the National Defense militia in the city of Albu Kamal, 120 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

The National Defense Militia is an armed militia that was formed by the Syrian government in 2012 to support the Syrian government forces' military operations in Syria. It is accused of committing war crimes against civilians.

Private sources reported to SMART that the Revolutionary Guard Corps detained more than five National Defense members and stipulated to move the members to the frontline with the Islamic State (IS) near the Euphrates River.

The sources added that the members were detained after they exchanged gunfire in the al-Dbeiah neighborhood in Albu Kamal due to disagreements over stolen objects.

On Nov. 21, 2017, the Syrian government forces and their allied militias gained control of Albu Kamal after the IS withdrew from it.

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Editing Mohamad Alaa | Translation Nouha Salti | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 27, 2019, 12:43:44 AM wire MILITARY Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
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