Iran’s IRGC, Hezbollah seize houses of civilians in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Lebanese Hezbollah seized on Monday houses of civilians in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, to turn them into military posts.

A military source in Deir ez-Zor said the IRGC seized two houses after extorting and threatening to arrest their civilian owners in the Tayyba neighborhood in the west of the town of al-Mayadin. The militia also took hold of a building still under construction in the al-Arba’in Street. The building was turned into a military post and local militants were stationed there.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah seized three houses of civilians on the outskirts of Ta’as neighborhood in al-Mayadin and stationed militants sent from the town of Abu Kamal there, according to the source.

The source speculated, based on information leaked from IRGC officers, that other houses are expected to be taken in the future to be used as military posts.

By Omar Abdurrahman