Aleppo | Iran-backed militia bring arms to new base on the opposite side of SDF and international coalition eastern Aleppo
Iranian movements via its proxies and militia have continued to deepen the expansion in different Syrian territories.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have reported that Iran-backed militia, in the past few hours and days, have started transferring arms and ammunition to the new military base that has been established on a hill in the village of Haboubah between al-Khafsah and Meskanah in the opposite side of the areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces and the International Coalition in the other bank of Euphrates River.
SOHR added that the weapons came from an area western Euphrates and Homes countryside, but information about the real objective of the operations have remained unknown.
On May 4, reliable sources in the eastern countryside of Aleppo informed SOHR that recruitment operations are still underway by Iranian-backed militias, particularly the Afghani militia of Liwa Fatemiyoun, as they offer financial incentives to attract young and adult men, exploiting the dire living conditions.
According to SOHR sources, the number of people recruited by Iranian-backed militias in Aleppo countryside since early February has risen to 805. The recruitment operations are concentrated in the areas of Maskanah, al-Sfirah, Deir Hafer, and other areas in towns and villages of eastern Aleppo through Iran’s spiritual proxies and bureaus that offer financial incentives.
On March 16, SOHR reported the establishment of a joint military base for the Russian and the regime forces on the eastern bank of Euphrates near the village of Khan al-Shaar western Maskanah neighborhood, under control of the regime force, in eastern Aleppo.
The new military post is located on the opposite side of SDF positions in the eastern bank of Euphrates. The joint military post includes heavy weapons and dozens of soldiers, center of leadership provided with military communication tools.
SOHR added that the Russians want to achieve many goals via that military post, top of which is to reduce Iran’s expansion amid spread of the Iranian militia and activities eastern Aleppo countryside, that sought to recruit the region’s inhabitants via Shi’aism proselytising operations, joining the Iranian proxies and lobbying the tribes leaders and sheikhs in the region.