The Iranian Regime’s proxy militias in Syria are being trained and armed to terrorise US forces in eastern Syria, in much the same way that they did to American troops in Iraq between 2004 and 2006, starting with the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs.)
This campaign was planned by none other than General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s Middle East commander and chief of the Qods Force, a specialised unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
According to anonymous sources, US commanders in Syria were forewarned of the campaign, shortly after it was approved by the Iranian Regime in retaliation of reimposed US sanctions on Iran.
In recent weeks, the terror squads have detached from the Iran-backed Iraqi and Afghan militias in the eastern Syrian Deir Ez-Zour province and completed specialist training by Al Qods and Hezbollah bomb experts, where they were taught how to blow up American military installations and how to plant IEDs outside buildings and on roads frequented by US military traffic. Not only that, Iran has been shipping large quantities of IEDs, vastly more powerful than those used in the mid-2000s, via Iraq to the terror squads. Supposedly, these ones have the capacity to disable the armoured vehicles used by US forces in eastern Syria.
That’s why the US has rushed another 500 Marines to the big Al Tanf garrison, which straddles the borders of Syria, Jordan and Iraq, and beefed up the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), which operates under US command.
The US believes that Al Tanf will be Iran’s first attack point because it is in the middle of desert terrain, where terrorist squads can move at speed. If Iran succeeds, although all signs point to a massive failure by the Regime, this operation will spread to other US military locations in northeastern Syria; some 12 ground bases and another four air bases in total.
It’s also likely why the US launched a large-scale air and naval exercise based on the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier and its strike group of five warships that are opposite the Syrian shore and US air bases in the Persian Gulf. The US also pulled in British, Israeli and French air contingents, as well as the French Dupuy de Lome spy ship.
These moves by the US send a strong signal that the US and its allies are ready and willing to strike back at the foundations of the Iranian presence in Syria, should Iran dare to attack US forces there.
Source » ncr-iran