BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:55 A.M.) – The Iranian military does not appear to be leaving Syria anytime soon, as their forces are reportedly preparing for a new offensive in the western countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
According to a Syrian military source in Damascus, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hezbollah, Liwaa Al-Fatemiyoun (Afghani-Iranian paramilitary), and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) are preparing to storm the Islamic State’s (ISIS) large pocket in Syria’s Badiya region.
Similar to the Albukamal offensive in late 2017, the IRGC will be leading the charge to liberate this large area that is currently occupied by the Islamic State.
IRGC attack drones have already begun bombing the Islamic State’s positions near the Humaymah area in a bid to weaken the terrorist group’s resolve, as they move more forces to the front-lines.
In response to the bombardment and troop movement, ISIS carried out a powerful ambush against the Syrian faction of Hezbollah, Tuesday, killing several personnel in the process.
The Badiya offensive is expected to begin some time in the next few weeks, as the pro-government forces finalize their plans to storm this ISIS pocket.