The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Iranian military in Syria | Militias bring in new missile shipment from Iraq to their positions in Deir Ezzor and Al-Raqqah

Reliable SOHR sources in west Euphrates region in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor have confirmed that a new weapons shipment of four trucks carrying short and medium-rang missiles affiliated to Iranian-backed factions entered Syria this morning from Iraq, via the informal crossing of Al-Sekak in near Al-Bokamal city on the Syria-iraq border. It is worth noting that the trucks were escorted by three Iranian military vehicles and a vehicle of the 4th Division.


According to SOHR sources, two trucks were unloaded in weapons warehouses of the afghani militia of “Liwa Fatemiyoun” in Ayyash area in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, while the two other headed to the Iranian-backed militias’ positions in the eastern countryside of Al-Raqqah.


On March 29, reliable sources in west Euphrates region in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor informed SOHR that a new weapons shipment belonging to pro-Iranian militias arrived in the early hours of the morning to the area of al-Mayadeen coming from Iraqi territory. Where three trucks carrying vegetables and fruit entered Syris from Iraq and went to the “Al-Hal market” in al-Mayadeen, and unloaded some vegetables and fruit boxes as a camouflage. After that the trucks head to the “Al-Mazari’e” area, the largest strongholds of militias in the al-Mayadeen area.


The weapons shipment was unloaded into tunnels dug previously by ISIS, and are now being used by pro-Iranian militias to move and store weapons and ammunition.