The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Amid redeployments by Iranian-backed militias in west Euphrates | Coalition Forces put on high alert in Al-Tanaf and Deir Ezzor bases

SOHR sources have reported that International Coalition Forces have been put on high alert in Al-Tanaf base in the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone near the border area between Syria, Iraq and Jordan.


Similarly, Coalition Forces have been put on high alert and raised combat readiness of their troops in their bases in Deir Ezzor.


This comes as a part of preparations by International Coalition Forces to foil expected attacks by Iranian-backed militias.


On the other hand, areas dominated by Iranian-backed militias in Deir Ezzor have experienced hectic movements, including redeployments and transporting of weapons and ammunitions to new warehouses, fearing expected attacks by the International Coalition and Israel on their positions in west Euphrates region.


Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that three drones belonging to Iranian-backed militias attacked the International Coalition base in Al-Tanf area in the 55-kilometre de-confliction zone near Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border. International Coalition Forces shot down two drones, while the third one attacked the Coalition base, causing material damage and injuring to members of the Coalition.


Meanwhile, Iranian-backed militias fired rockets on the International Coalition base in Koniko gas field in Deir Ezzor countryside, where explosions were heard in the region. This was followed by frequent flights by International Coalition’s helicopters and fighter jets over the region. According to reliable SOHR sources, the attack was carried out by cells affiliated to Iranian-backed militias from areas controlled by SDF and International Coalition Forces, and not from west Euphrates region. However, no casualties were reported.


Later in the evening, cells working for Iranian-backed detonated a gas pipeline linking Koniko gas plant and Abu Khashab desert using explosives. Flames were seen in the site of the explosion, but no casualties were reported.


It is worth noting that the command of Iranian-backed militias had ordered their Syrian and foreign members deployed in areas in the desert along the Syria border, such as Homs and Deir Ezzor deserts, and to get ready for dealing with any developments, where the area has witnessed hectic movements by Iranian-backed militias.