Iran militia wear Syrian uniforms to avoid Israeli attack

The soldiers have been given the ID cards of dead fighters to complete the illusion.

Fighters backed by Iran are wearing the uniforms of the Syrian army to avoid being targeted by Israeli aircraft, rebel commanders have said.

Convoys of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias are feigning withdrawals near Israel’s borders in the southwest of Syria, but returning disguised in Syrian military uniforms and under Syrian flags, it was reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Israel, which fears that Iran is looking to build permanent military infrastructure in Syria from which to strike at its territory, has attacked militias affiliated to Tehran and which back President Assad’s war effort in Syria.

The Syrian rebel fighters told the paper that the Iran-backed forces had returned to both Daraa and Quneitra provinces near Israel dressed as regime forces.

Source » thetimes

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