The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Military reinforcement | Iranian-backed Abu Fadl Abbas militia fortifies its positions in eastern Aleppo countryside

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that an Iranian-backed militia has brought a military convoy to Aleppo countryside.

According to SOHR sources, Iranian-backed Abu Fadl Al-Abbas milita has brought a military convoy, consisting of 15 vehicles loaded with fighters, from the outskirts of Damascus, to reinforce its positions in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, where Iranian-backed militias are stationed as Afghan “Fatimiyoun” militia’s and other Iranian-backed militias influence grows in the region.

Iranian-backed militias also redeployed their fighters for fear of being targeted by Israel following Israeli attack that has repeatedly hit Damascus and Rif Dimashq.

On May 19, Reliable SOHR sources confirmed that Iranian-backed militias brought in new reinforcement in the past few hours to the recently-established military base in Habboubah village between Al-Khafsah and Maskanah in the eastern countryside of Aleppo on Euphrates river’s bank, opposite SDF-controlled areas on the river’s other bank.


According to SOHR sources, the reinforcement, which comprised weapons, ammunitions, and Iranian-made short and medium-range missiles, were transported aboard a truck and four-wheel drive vehicles (4×4) from areas controlled by Iranian-backed militias in west Euphrates region in Deir Ezzor.


On the other hand, Iranian-backed militias, namely the Afghan militia of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun,” continued recruitment operations in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, exploiting the disastrous living conditions of Syrians throughout regime-controlled areas.


According to SOHR sources, the number of people who joined Iranian-backed militias in the eastern countryside of Aleppo since the beginning of escalating recruitment operations in February 2021 has exceeded 2,810. These operations, which are carried out by spiritual figures and offices offering financial incentives, are concentrated in the areas of Maskanah, Al-Sfirah, Deir Hafer and other towns and villages in eastern Aleppo.