A collapsed building in Homs, Syria. May 23, 2021

A collapsed building in Homs, Syria. May 23, 2021

War Monitor Says Hezbollah, IRGC Set Up Weapons Workshops In Syria

4/24/2022

A Syrian war monitor says Hezbollah established weapons workshops near the western city of Homs under the supervision of the Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC).

According to a report by the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) on Saturday, the Iran-backed Lebanese group is manufacturing various kinds of mines, artillery shells, and missile in the workshops in the strategic Mahin area in the southeastern countryside of Homs.

The observatory added that many people from the town of Mahin are now working in the ranks of the local militias loyal to Iran, which helped the Syrian government forces take control of the area in early 2017, with Russian air support.

The SOHR cited its sources as saying that after Russian forces completely withdrew from Palmyra Air Base on the eastern outskirts of Homs and relocated to Tiyas Military Airbase, also known as the T-4 Air base, Palmyra Air Base came under the control of Hezbollah and the Afghan Fatemiyoun militia recruited and maintained by the Islamic Republic.

Early in 2022, the observatory reported that IRGC and Hezbollah had started construction work to expand two old military bases near the capital Damascus, saying they are turning the compounds into training and operations centers with underground facilities to store drones and weapons.

Iran International has learned that Israel is considering the possibility of a direct conflict with the IRGC in Syria and its proxies in Lebanon while Iran is settling Shiites in large tracts of land close to the Syrian Israeli border it bought in recent years.

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