Iranian activity in Syria | Afghan “Fatimiyon” militia turns football stadium into training center in Palmyra
SOHR sources have reported that Afghan “Fatimiyon” militia has, over the past few days, converted the so-called “Industrial Stadium” in Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs, into a weapons training centre for its members only, where the militia transported weapons and ammunition.
Syrian Observatory sources added that the second section of the stadium was converted into parking for the members and leaders of Fatimiyon militia.
The militia also opened a workshop to repair idle cars.
It is worth noting that “industrial stadium” is located near militia headquarters in Palmyra.
On September 19, SOHR sources reported that Iranian-backed Iraqi Hezbollah and Afghan Fatimiyoun’militia brought military reinforcements from Deir Ezzor to desert of eastern Homs.
The Iranian-backed militias were stationed in an area between Ark village and Ark gas field, nearly 35 kilometres to Palmyra, near Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway.
Iraqi Hezbollah and Afghan Fatimiyoun’militia 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 stationed in Palmyra city and its surroundings 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.