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Tensions rise between Russian and Iranian forces in eastern Syria: report

By News Desk -2019-07-05
source: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/tensions-rise-between-russian-and-iranian-forces-in-eastern-syria-report/



Tensions are rising between the Russian and Iranian forces in eastern Syria after the latter made attempts to ease the Islamic Republic’s influence over the Euphrates River Valley region.

According to a new report from eastern Syria, the Russian and Iranian forces are at odds in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, as Moscow wants to avoid any conflicts that may present a future issue in the region.

A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stated this evening that the Russian Armed Forces have been high alert since the June 30th Israeli airstrikes, indicating that Moscow expects Israel to launch more attacks in the near future.

The source added that the Russian military is concerned about the safety of their troops, as Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah are currently deployed near their forces in eastern Syria.

While the IRGC and Hezbollah are entrenched with one another, the Syrian and Russian forces are in another camp not far from their troops.

This has caused some problems in the past as the Israeli Air Force has nearly hit the Russian troops at the T-4 Airbase.
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