Forces in Eastern Syria Move to Block Tehran-Beirut Corridor

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Israel, the International Coalition, and Russia are seeking to block the Tehran-Beirut highway used by Iran to transport arms and ammunition to its allies, particularly Hizbullah, and to remove the Iranians from the Syrian desert, sources with knowledge of the matter told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A delegation from the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) met with commanders of the Maghawir al-Thawra Forces and al-Nukhba Forces operating in the Al-Tanaf area in the Syrian desert to discuss coordinating advances of these forces into the desert, backed by the International Coalition, to block the highway. At the same time, the Iranians have formed a strong line of defense along the desert, from Boukamal near the Iraqi-Syrian border to south of Deir Ezzor city, and large military reinforcements have been delivered to the Iranian-backed militias in Syria.

2020-05-15 00:00:00

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