Assad-backed Baqer Brigade vehicles and fighters in Deir Ezzor
IRGC-backed Baqer Brigade militia banned civilians from villages and towns in Deir Ezzor countryside to go back to their houses before handing over their sons called for conscription by Assad regime and joining the militia ranks.
Field source told NSO reporter in Deir Ezzor that Baqer militia banned civilians from going back to al-Tabyie, Khasham, Marat, Hatla, al-Husainyie villages before all family members go and normalization with Assad regime and sending their sons to Assad regime conscription centers.
The reporter said that more than 200 families went back to their areas and their sons joined the militia while others joined Assad forces, men who joined the militia requested to be positioned in their areas but the militia sent dozens of young fighters to frontlines with ISIS away from their areas.
The source said that despite the existence of Assad forces in areas under Baqer Brigade control but the commanders of the militias such as Yassin al-Mayouf, Khaled Safof al-Mar’I and Asad Nawaf al-Basheer have complete authority in the area more than Assad forces commanders.
Fighters of Baqer Brigade militia burnt houses in Merat village under orders from Asad Nawaf al-Basheer under the pretext it belong to ISIS fighters while the militia still detaining young men on its checkpoints in Deri Ezzor countryside for conscription.
Baqer Brigade contains about 850 fighters from Deir Ezzor and its countryside and backed by IRGC and exist in Hama, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor countrysides.
Worth to mention that Assad forces captured Deir Ezzor city earlier this month after more than 3 years under ISIS control.لواء الباقر دير الزور تجنيد الأسد