SOHR | “Explosions in Coalition base in Al-Omar oilfield caused by military drills and not by rocket fire by Iranian-backed militias” • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR | “Explosions in Coalition base in Al-Omar oilfield caused by military drills and not by rocket fire by Iranian-backed militias”

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources in Al-Mayadeen and Al-Bokamal and areas between the two cities have confirmed that the Iranian-backed militiamen stationed in these areas have not fired any rockets or flied drones targeting International Coalition bases or SDF-held areas.


In the same context, SOHR sources have confirmed that explosions which rocked Al-Omar oil field base in Deir Ezzor countryside, the Coalition largest base in Syria, were caused by military drills by International Coalition Forces in the base.


Regime affiliated media outlets had circulated reports on explosions rocking Al-Omar oil field where International Coalition Forces are stationed, along with fire being observed in the base.


Earlier today, reliable SOHR sources in Deir Ezzor countryside reported that Iranian-backed militiamen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities were redeployed and transported their materiel to new positions, fearing possible attacks on their positions in light of the ongoing flights by International Coalition reconnaissance drones.


According to SOHR sources, Iranian-backed militias transported rocket launchpads, which had been installed near Abdul Munim Riad school in Al-Mayadeen city, to the second water station in the south of Deir Ezzor province. Moreover, ten artillery pieces, their staffs and Lebanese trainers of topography and dealing with coordinates have been redeployed in positions in the south-west of Deir Ezzor province.


On August 31, Observatory sources reported that a commander of the Lebanese Hezbollah visited Al-Mayadeen city in Deir Ezzor countryside.


The commander who is known as “Hajj Sajjad” met with Iran-backed militias’ commanders and ordered them to form cells in east Euphrates region working for Iranian-backed militias in order to launch attacks on U.S. bases and use kamikaze drone from distances close to the US bases to ensure they are not spotted by ground defences.


Reliable sources informed SOHR that International Coalition Forces asked the intelligence services working with them in Syria for intelligence information on the sites where members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and its affiliated militias were deployed.


This came after installing rocket launchpads by Iranian-backed militias, on the bank of the Euphrates river and in the area stretching from Al-Mayadeen to Al-Bokamal at the Syria-Iraq border.


SOHR activists had reported that International Coalition Forces and SDF conducted military exercises near the base of Koniko gas field in east Deir Ezzor countryside, using live ammunition and fighter jets.


This came hours after the Afghani “Fatimyon” militias deployed missile launchers on the opposite side of the field.


A day earlier, SOHR activists reported that the Afghan militia of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun”, which are affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, deployed missiles in Huwayjat Sakr area in Deir Ezzor city and aimed them towards “Koniko” gas field, which was targeted on August 25.


According to reliable SOHR sources, the deployed missiles were estimated to be of eight metres in length each.