SF: Syrian pro-opposition activists have revealed disturbing details a few Ukraine-based Syrian businessman who vowed to struggle Russian forces at present conducting a particular army operation within the nation.
The businessman, Tariq al-Jasim, appeared in a video saying the formation of an armed group to struggle Russian forces on February 26.
🇸🇾🇺🇦 In Syrian Afrin, within the territories managed by Turkish formations, a variety level has been arrange for individuals who want to be despatched to Ukraine as a part of the detachment of the Syrian-Ukrainian businessman and native crime boss Tariq al-Jasim.
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🇸🇾 🇺🇦 Syrian-Ukrainian businessman Tariq al-Jasim gathers his formation in Odessa for the struggle in opposition to Russia!!#UkraineRussia #Ukraine Putin Russia #Zelensky #kiev #kyiv breaking pic.twitter.com/FQBokG4gUu
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Not solely that, al-Jasim, who has been reportedly dwelling in Odesa metropolis for greater than yr now, can be the cousin of HTS Emir Mohamad al-Abd. Emir is an Arabic time period normally utilized by radicals to explain senior leaders.
The Telegram channel, referred to as Muzamjer al-Thawra al-Suriyah, additionally revealed that the so-called businessman is the truth is a drug vendor who used to work as a trafficker in Russia.
In accordance with the Abkhazian Community Information Company, al-Jasim is at present getting ready to funnel militants from Syria to Ukraine, the place they are going to be thrown in opposition to Russian forces. Al-Jasim is engaged on this with the Turkish-backed Syrian Nationwide Military (SNA). Round 200 militants from the Sultan Morad Division and the al-Shamiya Entrance have already signed up. They’re reportedly amassing now within the Turkish-occupied northern Syrian space of Afrin.
The Russian army kicked off a large-scale particular operation to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine on February 24 following Kiev failure to implement the 2014 Minsk settlement.
Kiev is outwardly planning to make use of al-Jasim to funnel Syrian militants from SNA factions and even HTS to Ukraine. This may’t occur with out assist from Turkey who controls and instructions these militants. Russia, who maintains a big drive in Syria, won’t seemingly tolerate this.