Coordinator of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Al-Jazira and Euphrates Committee, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, presented a report to the political committee on the growing presence of Iranian militias in eastern Syria. He pointed out that this presence poses a serious threat to the Syrian social fabric as Iran is exploiting the poverty and dire living conditions in the region to attract the locals.
Abdullatif also stressed that Iran is committing heinous crimes against the local people in order to consolidate its presence in the region, adding that Tehran relies on tactics and plans that have a malign sectarian dimension.
He pointed out that the Committee held a workshop in the city of Gaziantep, in which many politicians, legal experts, and research centers participated in order to discuss the Iranian presence in Syria. The workshop also discussed the Iranian activities in Syria, especially the religious and social activities of its militias, in addition to touching upon the relationship between these militias and the PYD terrorist militia.
Abdullatif also said that the Iranian militias are recruiting the local youth and sending them to Yemen to fight alongside the Houthi militia. He said that Iran opened offices to register volunteers in exchange for large sums of money and send them to secret training camps, noting that a delegation from the Houthi militia visited the town of Albukamal in August to urge the local population to fight alongside the Houthis in the Yemeni war.
(Source: SOC’s media department)