Hizbullah and Iranian Militias in Southwestern Syria

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - Violent clashes flared last month in a town in the Druze majority province of Sweida in southwestern Syria, demanding the removal of Iranian forces and Hizbullah members positioned near the Druze districts. Hizbullah and Iranian militias, staffed partly by fighters recruited from among the Afghan refugees in Iran, have bolstered their forces and established dozens of military outposts north of the cities of Sweida and Daraa. Recently it was reported that Iran plans to establish a large military base where its forces will be concentrated. According to social media, forces armed with heavy weapons and short-range missiles have already arrived at this base.

2023-01-30 00:00:00

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