SYRIAN TRIBAL LEADER IN DEIR EZ-ZORRE JOINS GOVERNMENT

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Sheikh Nawaf al-Bashir, leader of the Baggara tribe in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate is forming pro-government militias and condemns the Syrian opposition.

Sheikh Nawaf al-Bashir is a former member of the Syrian Parliament, who in 2012 defected from the Assad government to Turkish-backed rebels and fought the Kurds in northern Syria.

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