Assad regime bringing in new Iraqi militias

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 12 May, 2017
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ElDorar AlShamia:

New Iraqi militias have been brought in by the Syrian regime to the Badia region of Eastern Qalamoun during the past two days, aiming of completing attacks against the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions over there, those have been fighting IS organization at the same time.

The forces brought in by the regime are called "the Iraqi Liberation Movement" and consists of infantry, artillery and reconnaissance groups to join the militias, "Force 313" Iraq, which has been fighting there for nearly two months,according to identical sources.

The sources pointed out that the regime provided the Iraqi forces with Strela 10 vehicles, which are used as a short-range anti-air weapon, and they introduced several vehicles and armored vehicles.

The Assad forces launched continuous attacks on the Free Syrian Army factions there, especially in the seven axes of “Sabe’ Biar and and Mothallath Zaza areas; they have managed recently to seize control over after fierce battles lasted nearly a week.

On the other hand, the factions there, including “Jaish Osoud al-Sharqia”  and “Lewa’ al-Qariatin” launched military assault on Assad's forces and militias in order to regain control of the areas they lost, but they failed.

The sources pointed out that the progress made by the regime at the expense of the factions there allows it to link the international routes to Iraq, Jordan and Damascus, especially after progress on the hillsf “Mohaddad”.

It is noteworthy that the FSA factions are also engaged in battles against IS organization as part of Operation "Sarajna al-Jyad" to open the way to the eastern Qalamoun area besieged by the Syrian regime.



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