Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable sources have told SOHR that armed groups of the IRGC-backed militia “Abu Al-Fadl Al-Abbas” have seized Al-Qal’a petrol station in Al-Bel’oum area on the outskirts of Al-Mayadeen city, at direct orders by the militia’s commander in the region, known as “Adnan Al-So’oud Abu Al-Abbas”
According to SOHR sources, the owners of the seized petrol stationed have complained to “Abu Al-Fadl Al-Abbas” militia’s commander who told them that he would rent the station and pay the rent due later. However, the Iranian-backed commander has not paid for the petrol that was already existing in the station when it was seized.
It is worth noting that “Adnan Al-So’oud” is from Al-Mayadeen city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and he had worked as a greengrocer and also worked in a bakery affiliated to regime security services, before he escaped to Damascus.
After regime forces and Iranian-backed militias captured the region, Al-So’oud returned to Al-Mayadeen where he formed “Abu Al-Fadl Al-Abbas” militia, backed and financed directly by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). It is also worth noting that “Abu Al-Fadl Al-Abbas” militia is the largest Iranian-backed local militia in Al-Mayadeen area in the east of Deir Ezzor. Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that Adnan Al-So’oud plays a significant role in purchase real estate from their owners in Al-Mayadeen area for the favour of the Iranians.
On March five, SOHR sources reported that the pro-Iranian militia “al-Sayyida Zeinab” sent 28 members of its local affiliates to the area of al-Sayyida in rural southern Damascus, mostly residents of Al-Mayadeen area, who recently joined this militia. According to Syrian Observatory sources, the militiamen were transferred to al-Sayyida Zeinab area with the leader of the “Sayyida Zeinab” militia, Muayyad al-Dwehi, in order to undergo ideological and religious courses and convert to the”Shi’ism.”