The Human rights watchdog on Monday exposed Lebanese Hezbollah militia for establishing a new “secret prison” inside Syrian territory, and it has been surrounded by barbed wire.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) in a statement said the prison was established near a clinic in an area west of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs in the central war-hit country.
According to the statement, 25 fighters who were from Afghanistan and recruited by the Iranian militias had left Palmyra with their family members. “They were headed east to reach their third station, which is about 40 kilometers from the city of Palmyra,” it added.
Quoting a source, SOHR reported that Iranian militias are now engaged in a military training field near the village of Morhtan. “The area is located some 40 km from the city of Palmyra.”
The Iranian militias used different types of weapons, including several types of ammunition, dormitories, digging underground rooms and conducting camouflage operations to train new affiliated members, the statement added.
The watchdog said “state militias” continue to recruit young men and women of Syrian people and take advantage of their devastating living situation by offering them some financial support.
“Members of Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Guards of Iran will take over the task of supervising the training operations in this field,” Syrian Observatory added.
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