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Pro-Iran militias are starting to buy real estate also in Raqqa
Iran’s expansion strategy in Syria, which passes through the purchase of real estate and land, reaches Raqqa. Recently, some Tehran-linked militias have begun to buy property in the province. These are buildings, shops, farms and plots of land, acquired through intermediaries as already happened in Ghouta and in other areas of the Middle Eastern country. For now it seems that the assets are concentrated above all in Ma’adan, but similar initiatives are rapidly beginning to be seen in other areas as well.
Tehran’s goal is twofold: on the one hand to hide deposits from Israeli raids and on the other to increase the presence of Shiites in the Syrian province
Some of these buildings, however, are later transformed into warehouses and factories of arms and ammunition. Others, however, are assigned to Shia families. The goal is twofold: on the one hand, to find new places to hide their war reserves from Israeli raids and make them more obstructive anyway, as the chosen locations are all located in densely populated areas. On the other hand, Iran seeks to increase the presence of Shiites in the quadrant, in order to consolidate and expand its local support base.