Iranian presence in Syria | Iraqi Hezbollah and Afghan Fatimiyoun’militia bring military reinforcements to Homs desert to protect Ark gas field from possible attacks
SOHR sources have reported that Iranian-backed Iraqi Hezbollah and Afghan Fatimiyoun’militia have brought military reinforcements from Deir Ezzor to desert ofestern Homs.
The Iranian-backed militias stationed in an area between Ark village and Ark gas field, nearly 35 kilometre to Palmyra, near Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway.
Iraqi Hezbollah and Afghan Fatimiyoun’militia have brought military reinforcements to protect the field from possible attacks by ISIS cells.
According to Syrian Observatory sources, the reinforcements comprise vehicles, equipment, soldiers and logistical and medical supplies.
On September 11, SOHR activists reported seeing the arrival of 35 Syrian members of militia trained and armed by the Lebanese Hezbollah, with their full equipment of weapons and vehicles, to Palmyra in eastern Homs countryside, from Al-Sokhnah desert.
The militiamen have stationed in Palmyra city and its surroundings and set up checkpoints there, following the militias received information that ISIS intend to target their whereabouts in Al-Sokhnah desert.
This came after several attacks waged by ISIS, targeting the militia’s whereabouts in Homs desert.