Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Wednesday cited “reliable sources” saying Iranian-backed militias have taken over a large number of shops and houses in Al-Mayadeen city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
According to the monitoring group, the Iranian-backed militias have seized ten houses and 30 shops under the pretext that “these real estates are belonging to anti-regime individuals”.
The Iranian-backed commanders have turned some of these houses into military headquarters, the report said. The rest have been handed over to “Al-Sheikh Brigade” to use them as military headquarters, too.
“The shops have been rented and the rent dues will go to the Iranian-backed militias’ commanders,” SOHR explained.
This was not the first time that Iranian military forces in Syria seized people’s properties. On March 13, the monitoring group received another report of taking over a petrol station by Iranian forces in Syria.