Ten days after the death of three IPMF militiamen in drone attack | IRGC transports Iranian-made missiles from Deir Ezzor to al-Raqqah
SOHR sources in west Euphrates region, the Iranian “colony” in Syrian territory, have reported that militias affiliated to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps transported Iranian-made “Volcano H2” missiles from their weapons warehouse near al-Shibli archaeological site in al-Mayadeen desert in eastern Deir Ezzor to areas and positions of Iranian-backed militias in Ma’adan area in the eastern countryside of al-Raqqah.
It is worth noting that the missiles were transported in trucks under heavy guard. However, it is not known if the transport of these missiles to al-Raqqah was a part of preparations by IRGC-backed militias to attack International Coalition bases in eastern Euphrates or for other reasons.
In mid-September, SOHR activists documented the death of three militiamen of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (IPMF) due to a drone attack on the Syria-Iraqi border on September 14. However, the identity of the drone which targeted the IPMF vehicles and trucks in al-Bokamal countryside remained unknown. Meanwhile, US government denied that the attack, which destroyed three trucks of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, was carried out by its drones.
On September 5, reliable sources told SOHR that a new batch of oil trucks carrying fuel entered Syria from Iraq, as nearly 39 oil trucks crossed through the crossings controlled by Iranian-backed militias in al-Mayadeen and al-Bokamal in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The trucks took Dier Ezzor highway to Homs, then they headed to Lebanon. It is worth noting that this was the second batch of fuel to enter Syria from Iraq and head to Lebanon in this week. The first batch comprised at least 50 oil trucks.