Report: Iranian forces, Hezbollah prepare to leave southern Syria 

Source: Report: Iranian forces, Hezbollah prepare to leave southern Syria – Middle East – Jerusalem Post

The report comes after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Monday that the Syrian army should be the only force on the southern border of the country.

BY YAMI ROTH / MAARIV
 MAY 31, 2018 18:29
Hezbollah fighters stand near military tanks in Western Qalamoun, Syria

Iran-backed forces, including Hezbollah, were preparing to withdraw from southern Syria against the backdrop of regional and international negotiations currently under way between the United States, Russia and Jordan over the war-torn country’s future, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Thursday.

Specifically, the London-based organization reported, Iran and Hezbollah were planning to withdraw forces from the Dara and Kuneitra areas near Israel’s northern border.

The report comes after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Monday that the Syrian army should be the only force on the southern border of the country.

“All the forces that are not Syrian should withdraw, and there must be a situation in which only the forces of the Syrian army will be stationed on the Syrian side of the border with Israel,” Lavrov said.

Earlier Thursday, the Syrian opposition newspaper Zaman al-Wassul reported that a Syrian army commander had decided in recent days to prevent the use of aircraft hangars, which until now had been used to store ammunition by Iranian militias. According to the report, “the decision followed the recent Israeli attacks.”

The Syrian commander’s decision indicates the regime’s decision to demand that Iran close shop on the southern border is a first step in a broader policy of booting Iranian forces completely from Syria, according to the source in the Syrian army.

Translated by Eric Sumner.

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2 Comments on “Report: Iranian forces, Hezbollah prepare to leave southern Syria ”

  1. wingate Says:

    I just cant grab it how israeli gov. allowed the terrorists to amass 150 000 missiles in lebanon / threatening Israel…
    Is there a problem to imagine possible damage ?

    Is there a problem understanding the threat
    from these very terrorists entrenching at Israels border in the golan?

    Israeli gov. is behaving like frog in boiling water – waiting until heat kills frog…

    Does Israel needs new leaders ?


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