The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After destruction of military post and warehouse in latest Israeli strikes | Iranian-backed militias boost positions in eastern Aleppo

Iranian militias bring in more reinforcement to their base opposite Coalition-held areas

Reliable sources in the eastern countryside of Aleppo have told SOHR that the Iranian-backed militias boosted their positions in the areas of al-Safrah, Deir Hafer and Maskanah in the past few hours and days.

 

Military and logistical reinforcement has arrived to these positions, along with transporting weapons and ammunition to other posts for fear of expected attacks by Israel or the International Coalition.

 

This development coincides with the arrival of military reinforcement, including Iranian-made missiles at a base established recently on a hill in Habboubah village, between Maskanah and al-Khafsah, opposite areas held by the International Coalition and Syria Democratic Forces on the opposition bank of the Euphrates river.

 

On July 19, SOHR activists documented death of the five Iran-backed militiamen due to an Israeli attack on Aleppo countryside. The fatalities were two Syrian militiamen of Shiaa sect in Nubel and al-Zahraa and three non-Syrian militiamen, and they were all killed in the Israeli attacks on military base and posts of the Iranian militia in Jabl al-Waha area in al-Sferah in south-eastern Aleppo.

 

While on June 14, reliable sources in the eastern countryside of Aleppo told SOHR that the Iranian-backed militias brought in new military reinforcement in the past few hours to their recently-established base on a hill in Habboubah village between al-Khafsah and Maskanah, near the bank of the Euphrates river and opposite areas under the control of the International Coalition and Syria Democratic Forces on the river’s other bank.

 

According to SOHR sources, the new reinforcement included weapons, ammunition and medium-range surface-to-surface missiles from west Euphrates region. It is worth noting that this is the second batch of reinforcement to be brought to the area in 20 days, while no confirmed information was reported about the goals or objectives.

 

In the meantime, Iranian-backed militias, led by the Afghani Liwaa Fatemiyoun continued recruitment operations east Aleppo countryside through offering financial incentives. According to SOHR sources, the number of people recruited by Iranian-backed militias since early February rose to nearly 985. 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.