On Tuesday, the Assad regime begun carrying out the annual transfers of major officers, the most prominent being the appointment of Major General Muwaffaq Haydar to command the Third Tank Division after he has been commanding the Third Tank Division forces in Aleppo.
Haydar is a field commander who carried out war crimes against the Syrian people, in particular when he was commander of one of the armored brigades of the Third Division in the Harasta area, moving between western and eastern Qalamoun and Palmyra, up to Aleppo city.
Haydar was seriously wounded in Tellet Abu Zaid in Harasta, the effects of which are still apparent on his arms. He is from the village of Ayn al-Bayda which is in the Masyaf region in the Hama countryside.
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