Fearing attacks | Iran-backed Afghani militias redeploy and fortify their posts east of Palmyra • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Fearing attacks | Iran-backed Afghani militias redeploy and fortify their posts east of Palmyra

SOHR sources have reported that pro-Iranian militias stationed in Palmyra and its surroundings east of Homs Province redeployed and fortified their positions for fear of being targeted.
The militias have been stationed in following sites:

Jabal Owaimer near Al-Amiriya village in the north-east of Palmyra. The remains of hundreds of people who were killed in Palmyra prison had been buried under that mountain since 1980s. It is worth noting that the mountain contains warehouses for fuel and weapons.

The new branch building on Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway.

 

Those sites were fortified with soil barriers.

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that Iran-backed militias, stationed in positions and points on the western banks of Euphrates River, In the area opposite Sousah and Baghouz towns which were the former stronghold of ISIS before its collapse, in villages on Al-BoKamal- Mayadeen line, were working for days to fortify their positions by raising soil barriers and switching some points and sites for camouflage purposes “for fear of being targeted.”

Reliable sources told SOHR that five trucks carrying weapons and ammunition arrived in Al-Talilah centre where Iranian-backed local militias are stationed in the east of Palmyra city in the east Homs countryside. According to SOHR sources, the load of these trucks was covered with fodder as a part of camouflage. While other trucks carrying heavy diggers came from Al-Bokamal in Deir Ezzor countryside to that centre later.

It is worth noting that the area hosting Al-Talilah centre had been a natural reserve. After the withdrawal of ISIS from that area, Iranian-backed militias turned the area into a military post with a centre for training the new recruits.