Assad's brother moved from key command

'Maher al-Assad has been transferred from the command of 4th Armored Division's 42nd Brigade to the General Staff,' a media outlet claims

Assad's brother moved from key command

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's powerful brother has been moved out of his de-facto command of the elite 4th Armored Division. 

"Maher al-Assad has been transferred from the command of 4th Armored Division's 42nd Brigade to the General Staff [of the Syrian Army]," the Latakia News Network -- which has a following of over 200,000 people -- alleged overnight Thursday.

Al-Etihad press, meanwhile, added that General Ali Mahmoud would replace Maher al-Assad as commander of the 4th Armored Division's 42nd Brigade.

Although Maher al-Assad is technically only the commander of the brigade, he has de-facto leadership over the whole 15,000-man strong 4th Armored Division, which is one of the key units protecting the Syrian regime.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Mart 2016, 09:33
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