The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Oriented to Coalition’s areas in east Euphrates | Iranian forces establish rocket launchpads in west Euphrates region

Reliable sources in areas controlled by Iranian forces in west Euphrates region have told SOHR that the Iranian-backed militias have established rocket launchpads in the past few hours, where the missiles have been oriented to areas under the control of Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition in eastern Euphrates.


According to SOHR sources, the Iranian-backed militias have established 13 launchpads with surface-to-surface Iranian-made missiles on al-Bateen hills on the outskirts of al-Mayadeen in the east of Deir Ezzor, while nine similar launchpads have been established in a barn in Hawi al-Mayadeen area. It is worth noting that all of these rocket launchpads have been oriented to east Euphrates region, while the nearest position, al-Omar oil field, is located on the opposite bank of the river. However, no confirmed information has been reported regarding the reason behind establishing these rocket launchpads or about their target.


On April 21, reliable sources in al-Mayadeen city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor informed the Syrian Observatory that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps transported Iranian-made missiles, stored in the basements of al-Rahbaa archaeological fortress nearby al-Mayadeen in the west of Euphrates region, to areas under the control of Iranian forces in the eastern countryside of al-Raqqah. The shipment of missiles was transported also in trucks used for transporting vegetables and fruit as a part of camouflage. Meanwhile, the reasons behind the transport of the missiles to this area remained unclear, especially since it coincided with the Russian movements a few kilometres away from this area, specifically in Ma’adan Atiq desert, near the administrative border between Deir Ezzor and al-Raqqah.