Iran-Backed Fighters Switch to Syrian Uniforms to Avoid Israeli Strikes

(Wall Street Journal) Raja Abdulrahim - The Syrian regime is disguising Iran-allied militias as its own fighters, according to rebels, in order to try to avoid further Israeli air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria. Military convoys of Lebanese Hizbullah fighters and other Iran-backed militias are advancing in both Daraa and Quneitra provinces in southwestern Syria near Israel's border, dressed in Syrian military uniforms and under Syrian flags. Israel sees an Iranian presence on its border as a potential existential threat.

2018-06-11 00:00:00

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