Public discontent | Iranian militias store weapons in Syria retaining the “right to react” to Israeli attacks
SOHR activists have monitored public discontent and anger in regime-held areas, while the regime and Iranian militias were unable to react to the Israeli attacks on Syrian territory and vital positions, coinciding with the Iranian militias and “Hezbollah” storing weapons inside Syria.
According to reliable SOHR sources, areas of the Syrian north, where the head of the regime hails from and is considered the human storage for militias and regime-backed gunmen, have witnessed the largest anger and discontent following the increasing Israeli airstrikes on the area, which left dozens of residents killed without the regime reacting. This comes in light of the Iranian militias and “Hezbollah” continuing to occupy Syrian territories and use them to store weapons and missiles and develop them for their interests, without targeting Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan and other areas.
The Syrian regime retains the “right to respond” to Israel, while Iran can’t respond to Israel, as Iran in some cases only responds by firing some missiles towards the occupied Syrian Golan through the “Syrian resistance to liberate Al-Golan” backed by the Lebanese “Hezbollah” and Iran.
Israel continues invading Syrian territories in light of the escalation that Israel has started since 2018, under the pretext of fighting the Iranian presence in Syria and the expansion of Iranian militias over the entire Syrian territory.
On September 17, SOHR documented 25 airstrikes and ground rocket attacks since the beginning of 2022, during which Israel targeted several positions in Syria, destroying nearly 73 targets, including buildings, warehouses, headquarters, centres and vehicles. These strikes killed 56 military personnel and injured 68 others, as well as the injury of 23 civilians, including a little girl and at least three women.
The deaths were as follows:
• Two Iranian officers operating under the banner of Al-Quds Corps.
• Ten Iranian-backed Syrian fighters.
• 15 Iranian-backed fighters of non-Syrian nationality.
• 27 regime soldiers.
• Two collaborators with Lebanese Hezbollah.
• The head of “Customer Service and Air Cargo Department” and ground treatment director.
Meanwhile, the attacks are distributed regionally as follows:
• Damascus and Rif Dimashq: 14 attacks
• Al-Quneitera: Five attacks
• Hama: Three attacks
• Tartus: Two attacks
• Aleppo: Two attacks