Fearing attacks by Coalition and Israel | Military movements by Iranian-backed militias noticeably decline throughout Syria
Reliable sources have told SOHR that the areas dominated by Iranian-backed militias across Syria witnessed noticeable decline in their movements in the recent days, especially in terms of the military activity. This coincides with Iranian-backed militias’ concern about expected airstrikes by Israel or the US-led Coalition. Moreover, the militias has decreased their movement following warnings by the Russians, where several militias and commanders have been redeployed in safer and fortified posts in the cities of Al-Mayadeen, Al-Bokamal and Deir Ezzor in west Euphrates region, Palmyra city and its surroundings and Al-Qaryatayn area in east Homs desert, Al-Sukhnah desert southern and western Rif Dimashq, areas near the Syria border with Lebanon in Homs and countryside, as well as redeployments in Aleppo city and positions in the surrounding areas of Aleppo international airport, which was attacked recently.
On September 12, SOHR activists in Al-Mayadeen “Iranian colony” in west Euphrates region reported that Iranian-backed militias, especially non-Syrian ones, ordered their members to dramatically limit their movements in Al-Mayadeen city for fear of possible attack.
According to SOHR sources, militiamen left their headquarters and bases only when necessary and take their caution, for fear of assassinations.