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Iranian Militias Change Names of Ancient Streets in Syria

Iranian Militias Change Names of Ancient Streets in Syria

Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 04:45
A man walks along a deserted street filled with debris in Deir Ezzor, eastern Syria February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

Sources in Syria's al-Mayadeen city, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, said that Iranian militias have changed the names of a number of ancient streets, replacing them with the names of their leaders and symbols written in Arabic and Persian.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militias have changed the name of “Anas bin Malik” Street and placed a signboard written in Arabic and Persian says “Imam Al-Khamini” Street. They have also changed the name of “Al-Jaish” street and placed a large signboard says “Imam al-Abbas” street in Arabic and Persian, refering to “Al-Abbas Brigade” in the city.

Similarly, they changed the name of “Abu Grub” street and placed a signboard in Persian and Arabic says “Martyr Qassim Soleimani” street.

They also placed a signboard on al-Sakiat Al-Rai street, in Persian and Arabic says “Fatimiyon Street”.

Meanwhile, the war-monitor said the Iranians and Hezbollah continue recruiting more people via pro-Iranian spiritual figures in “Saraya al-Areen” of the 313th Brigade in northern Daraa, and centers in Sayda and Dael. It is worth noting that the recent recruits undergo training courses in Al-Lajat area in eastern Daraa.

In Al-Quneitra, near the border with the occupied Syrian Golan, the Lebanese Hezbollah continues recruiting young people who have passed their date of joining the mandatory and reserve military service to regime’s security branches, according to SOHR.

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