SOHR sources have reported that Iranian-backed militias launched a security campaign yesterday in Deir Ezzor and Al-Mayadeen cities in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor and in Aleppo city, arresting 17 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen and regime soldiers and officers: 12 in Deir Ezzor and Al-Mayadeen cities and five others in Aleppo city. According to SOHR sources, the militias later released an officer who had been arrested during the campaign.

This follows the disclosure of accurate information and details about the transporting of weapons from Iraq to Syria, movements of Iranian-backed militias in Syrian territory and military positions in areas under their control.

The campaign also follows the explosion which took place on March 8 in a plant for manufacturing missiles in Al-Hemaydiyah neighbourhood in Deir Ezzor city, where the Iranian-backed militias accuse Syrian militiamen, soldiers and officers of “leaking information about the militias to foreign bodies.”

On March 8, SOHR activists documented the death of seven people: three Syrians, three non-Syrians and an unidentified man, in the explosion which hit a warehouse affiliated to Iranian-backed militias in a residential neighbourhood in Deir Ezzor city. The explosion also left 15 people injured.

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