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– Iranian Special forces arrived to Damascus this week to join Russian and Hezbollah counterparts
– Areas of influence, deployment and tasks are distributed between Russia, Syrian Forces, Hezbollah and Iran.
– Russia will be incharge of Lattakia, Hama and Aleppo
– Iran will be in charge of the protection of Damascus, Daraa, Quneitra and the Golan to the Israeli borders
– Hezbollah will be deployed on the fronts with al-Qaeda and the “Islamic State” group
– Hezbollah is forming the first new armored brigade composed of 75 Tanks newly received
Syria, Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier:
A high-ranking source in Damascus revealed “Iran and Russia are sending special combat units to take part of the war in various cities in Syria”.
“A joint military operation room has been created to divide tasks, define the area and cities of influence and deployment, and coordinate attacks and need of each force engaged on the ground between the Russian, Iranian, Syrian and those of Hezbollah Special Forces covering the entire Syrian geography. Russia will be responsible for Lattakia, Hama, and some parts of the province of Aleppo. Iran undertook to protect the capital, Damascus, and down to the Daraa, Quneitra and the Golan to the Israeli borders. Hezbollah was requested to evacuate its positions near Homs to be deployed on the fronts against al-Qaida (Jabhat al-Nusra) and the forces of the group called “the Islamic State” (ISIS). Russian missile units with 240 and 330 mm were deployed and will have the task, along with Russian air force jets to support the advance of troops on the ground (Iranians, Hezbollah and Syrian Forces”, said the source.
Already the vanguard of the Iranian special forces and specialised urban warfare units began to reach Damascus. An Iranian military plane carried 100 Iranian officers and soldiers landed this Tuesday into Damascus airport. So far Iranian experts and military advisors, along with volunteers were present on the Syrian soil. This time, it is the Iranian official decision to send regular Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) troops to take part officially of the war in Syria. This is the result of Iran IRGC – Quds Brigade Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani’s visit to Moscow this year to coordinate the support to Damascus to face the challenges and prevent the regime from collapsing.
The deployment of forces from Iran, Russia and Hezbollah along with the Syrian Army aims to recover key and strategic cities and areas under the control of al-Qaeda and ISIS in the first place. Damascus gave Hezbollah 75 tank to become part of this organised- irregular organisation. It is the first Hezbollah armoured brigade composed of new T-72 and T-55 tanks to support the group’ Special Forces on the ground.
The source ended: “The direct Russian intervention and involvement in the Syrian war was decided after Turkey’s violation of the undeclared red lines by giving facilities and supporting al-Qaida and its allies to enter Syria into Kessab and later to Idlib provoking the Russian bear who believed that national interests are threatened. The lost of Idlib disrupted the balance in all of Syria. Russia and Iran informed Turkey that such a support will have serious consequences and that Iran and Russia’s national security have been put in jeopardy. After having seen the reaction on the ground and the direct intervention of Russia and Iran, Turkish President’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Assad could be part of the future of Syria. It is a kind of late apology for the strategic mistake that needs to be rectified now. Turkish’ wrong move in Idlib led even the United States and Europe very close from chanting:Long Live President Assad.”