A new Iranian military militia is formed in Deir Ezzor

Written by D24

Local sources told Deir Ezzor 24 network that Assad’s forces are forming a new military force in Deir Ezzor, under the name of the “Villages Army.”

According to the sources, the faction belongs to Iran, and Iranian military figures have already begun forming the militia through recruiting people at the Iranian Nasr Center on Port Said Street in Deir Ezzor.

The sources noted that in the past few days, 100 volunteers have been recruited in the “Villages Army” militia, which are similar in its structure to the Russian-backed tribal army, where it consists of committees that will be deployed in Deir Ezzor countryside (east of the Euphrates) to be an alternative to Assad’s forces in the region.

Through this formation, Iran seeks to reduce the number of Assad’s forces in Deir Ezzor countryside and replace the official military presence with unofficial one after threats from the international coalition, and also after Assad’s forces and their militias were targeted in the region by warplanes several times.