DARAMSUQ (DAMASCUS) – In further proof of the transformation of areas under control of the Syrian Ba’ath regime into Russian colonies, Russian forces issued orders to the regime’s forces to arrest a number of higher-ranking officers of the Syrian Arab Army in the Aleppo Governorate. According to local media sources, orders to arrest and strip of rank were issued against 7 officers from the Air Force Intelligence branch in the Governorate.
The orders were issued for alleged involvement in corruption and bribery cases ranging from covering up for army deserters and involvement in acts of sabotage with negative effects on the country’s security. Russia has gained the upper hand in the regime’s military, security, and intelligence appointments.
In related news and with regard to the recent agreement between Russia and the Turkish occupation forces in northern Syria to open border crossings to let aid enter freely into the country and to facilitate the movement of displaced persons, the deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria Admiral Alexander Karpov confirmed that armed groups continue to operate freely in the occupied territories under Turkish control. Citizens are prevented from leaving through the humanitarian corridors and are obstructed under threat of force and arrest.
Karpov said that the militants had created checkpoints by set up barriers on the roads and had organized support rallies in order to disrupt the reopening of humanitarian corridors. Karpov also said that the Reconciliation Center has called on the Turkish forces to urgently fulfill their obligations to ensure the free and safe movement of citizens through the corridors in the Aleppo and Idlib Governates.