Iranian Militias near Israel Border May Join Assad's Army

(Foreign Policy) Anchal Vohra - So far there are no signs that Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Hizbullah are planning to leave southern Syrian areas bordering Israel, despite coming under attack by the Israeli military. One Western diplomat who regularly visits Syria told Foreign Policy that Iran had agreed to eventually hand the area to the Syrian Army - though only under one condition. "Iranian militias will not exactly leave: They will become a part of Assad's army holding key positions," he said. "And then no one can object to their presence as outsiders."

2020-04-06 00:00:00

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