Missiles are displayed during an exhibition on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as part of the “Sacred Defense Week” commemorating the 8-year war on September 28, 2014 at a park, northern Tehran. (Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images).
Iranian-backed forces have moved “short-range missiles” to the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, the Naher Media reported on March 30.
According to the pro-opposition outlet, the unidentified missiles were handed over to the Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas group in the town of al-Mayadin in southern Deir Ezzor. The outlet didn’t clarify if it was referring to the Iraqi Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas Forces, or the Syria-based Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas.
“The missiles, numbered six, were brought from Iraq,” a source familiar with the matter told the Naher Media. “They were transported in three trucks to the militia’s depots in al-Rahbah Citadel in al-Mayadin town.”
According to the source, several launchers for the newly-delivered shot-range missiles will be deployed in al-Mayadin in the upcoming few days.
Iranian-backed forces maintain a large presence in southern Deir Ezzor, especially in the towns of al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal. These forces operate against ISIS and guard Syria’s border with Iraq.
Last month, several sources revealed that Iran had armed its forces in Deir Ezzor with Russian-made 2K25 Krasnopol guided artillery rounds.
Iranian arms shipments seem to be arriving in Syria without any issues. Israel’s efforts to counter Iran’s presence in Syria continue to be nothing but a complete failure.
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