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Assad Promotes 11 War Generals in July: Photos, Names

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian regime army on July 1st  has promoted 11 Brigadier Generals who gained fame in brutality and killing, each in his field.

Zaman al-Wasl has obtained the names of the promoted Major Generals, who mostly come from Bashar al-Assad's hometown in coastal region and belong to the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

Al-Assad, who believes that war is over along with his key allies Russia and Iran, has maintained to survive with a powerless army by depending on local militias and Iran-backed-and-funded foreign militants. 

Syrian activists said all active officers in the regime army have been involved in war crimes against the Syrian people since the conflict erupted eight years ago that claimed lives of half a million and displaced half of the country’s population.

More than 135,000 pro-regime forces have been killed in seven years of brutal war, according to local monitoring groups.

The promotion list:

1- Maj. Gen. Mwafaq Haider, Deputy Commander of The Third Division.

2- Maj. Gen. Ma'an Dahma, Deputy Commander of The First Division. 

3- Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Ali, Division Deputy Commander.

4 - Maj. Gen. Nizar al-Kheder, Deputy Commander of The 18th Division.

5 - Maj. Gen. Najib Nayef al-Sha'ar, Commander of the Southern Region.

6- Maj. Gen. Milad Jadid, Commander of Special Forces.

7- Maj. Gen. Mansour Barakat

8- Maj. Gen. Mufid Soleiman Darwish, Director of Tishreen Military Hospital.

More high rank promotions took place before July:

1- Maj. Gen. Ali Samra, Commander of the 26th Air Defense Divison.

2- Maj. Gen. Ali al-Ali, Chairman of the Training Commission.  

3- Maj. Gen. Abdul Majeed Hassan Mohamed, Commander of The 18th Division. 

4- Maj. Gen. Mohamed Ibrahim Sobh: Chief of Staff of the Third Corps.

5- Brigadier General Wael Asmandar: Director of 'Al-Saqa' School, Special Forces.

6- Brigadier General Ibrahim Zaki al-Haj: Commander of the 108 Regiment, Republican Guard.

7- Brigadier General Jihad Yousef: Special Task Force, Republican Guard.

8 -Brigadier General Ali Safi al-Nimr: Head of the Hama Defense Factory.

Zaman Al Wasl
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