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Syria, pro-Iran militias take advantage of the SAA-Isis war in Badia

The pro-Iran militias take advantage of the war between the Syrian army (SAA) and Isis in the Badia desert. Groups linked to Tehran will vigilate the Deir Ezzor-Palmira highway, releasing forces against IS

The pro-Iran militias take advantage of the war between the Syrian army (SAA) and Isis in the Badia desert. Members of groups close to the Revolutionary Guards have taken control of the highway between Deir Ezzor and Palmyra (Homs), freeing the men of the Fourth Division of the SAA who have moved to provide support to their comrades, engaged in the offensive against the IS jihadists along the highway and further north. The para-military forces deployed to the seven checkpoints where the soldiers were present up to now. In addition, they received reinforcements from Liwa Fatemiyoun and the Iraqi Hezbollah. This is because attacks by the Islamic State are feared, while the Damascus offensive is underway to regain total control of the infrastructure. This is strategic as it directly connects the capital with the eastern province.

Control and free access to the highway is strategic for moving quickly to Damascus in the event of attacks from Israel

Moreover, the Deir Ezzor-Palmyra highway is strategic not only for the Syrian army, but also for the pro-Iran militias. This, in fact, would allow them to quickly move men and assets to Damascus, more protected thanks to the Russian SAMs in the event of new attacks by Israel. It is no coincidence that the jihadists of Liwa Fatemiyoun and the Iraqi Hezbollah have been deployed there with a specific task: to clear the area to allow the passage of vehicles safely and their work will begin in the coming days with teams of specialists.

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