BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A privately-filmed video has been released showing top Russian brass in Syria awarding the commanders of a tribal militia group which fights alongside the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). The location of the ceremony is unknown, however what is known is that it took place very recently.
The tribal militia in question is called ‘Forces of the Fighters of the Tribes’ and is comprised of men who are natives to the Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Governorates of eastern Syria. These militiamen fight against ISIS with the hope of reclaiming their lands from the terrorist group.
Also clearly present at the event, as the video shows, is Suheil “the Tiger” al-Hassan, the top commander of the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces, who himself appears to be congratulating the awarded commanders.
It is worth mentioning that the tribal militia which these awarded commanders lead is currently assisting the Tiger Forces in a large offensive operation against ISIS in southern Raqqa Governorate.