Sectarian militias brought by the regime to fight in Deir al-Zour

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 15 May, 2017

ElDorar AlShamia:

The Syrian regime recruited Assyrian militias to fight against IS group in Deir al-Zour alongside its forces, identical field sources confirmed.

The militias are known as the Sutoro Forces,Assyrian militia based in Hasakah and Qamishli, known for its absolute loyalty to the regime, which is arming and financing, as well as supporting it to rehabilitate its own training camps.

The sources pointed out that the forces are currently in the neighborhood of al-Qosour and began to fight alongside the regime in the most dangerous areas, the cemetery area, which is witnessing sporadic attacks by IS militants.

According to these militias, field sources have previously indicated that the Sutoro is divided into two sections. The first is affiliated to the Syriac National Peace Council. It consists of the Syrian Mother's Youth Caucus and the Christian Civil Society. It receives direct support from the military security branch of the regime, Kurdistan PKK and spread its elements in the areas of Malikiyah and Al-Qahtaniya northeast of Qamishli.

The militias, according to data issued in 2013 after the announcement of its establishment that they are forces concerned with the protection of Christians in the Jazira area, "Hasakah and Qamishli cities and their villages.".

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