Since it took control of Deir Ezzor, Iran has recruited a number of the city’s people to carry out its project in the province.
Kaser al-Habash, was one of the first people to pledge allegiance to Iran since it brought its militias’ to the territory of Deir Ezzor.
Al-Habash is from Deir Ezzor, Al-Joura neighborhood. He is 55 years old. He previously worked as a crane driver, in addition to running some small businesses.
At the beginning of the Syrian revolution, Al-Habash’s activity began to increase through reporting to and cooperation with the Assad regime’s security branches.
When Al-Joura came under seige in late 2014, al-Habash was appointed as the mayor of Al-Joura, and remained the neighborhood’s mayor until the Assad’s forces and the Iranian militias entered Deir Ezzor in 2017.
And as soon as the Iranian militias entered Deir Ezzor, al-Habash was one of the first to bow and scrap before the militias, and openly embraced the Shiite faith.
Al-Habash was given the task of attracting the young men to embrace Shiism, in addition to his main work as a broker, helping the Iranian to buy the properties of the civilians in Deir Ezzor.
Al-Habash has a good relation with the Security Branches of the Assad regime, in addition to the privileges he has got from the Iranians for the services he has provided, and from time to time he goes to Damascus to show allegiance to the Shiite religious leaders in Sayyida Zeinab area.