Iranian military in Syria | New reinforcement arrives from Iraq in Al-Bokamal, a few days after US airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias’ positions
Deir Ezzor Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that Iranian-backed militias continue bringing in military reinforcement to areas under their control in Deir Ezzor countryside. Three buses carrying members of “Sayed Al-Shuhadaa” militia have arrived in Al-Herri village in Al-Bokamal countryside on the Syria-Iraq border. The entry of these forces coincided with rising alertness by Iranian-backed militiamen in the region.
This development comes a few days after US airstrikes on positions of Iranian-backed militias and the Iraqi Hezbollah near the Syria-Iraq border, at the same time when three trucks carrying weapons were crossing into the region.
US Ministry of Defence had announced about these strikes, in which it stated that nine warehouses were destroyed with seven missiles near the Syria-Iraq border on February 28. However, the Ministry of Defence announced about a very little number of fatalities with only one Iranian-backed militiaman dead.
SOHR confirms that the US attacks have left 22 members of “Sayed Al-Shuhadaa” and other Iranian-backed militiamen dead.
Iran now moves freely in Syria and recruits young and adult males, despite the sanctions imposed on it, then what will Iran do when the sanctions are lift?!
In a report published in late February, SOHR shed light on the deployment of Iranian forces and their proxy militias in a region with a larger space than Lebanon, from Al-Bokamal near the Syria-Iraq border to Al-Tebna, running through Al-Mayadeen and Deir Ezzor city, as well as their deployment in areas on the administrative border with Homs.