Iran expands in western Deir Ezzor by Russian permission

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The Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) militia has increased their activeness in the Deir Ezzor governorate. The militia set up outposts for the Afghani Fatemiyoun militia in al-Masrab and al-Tibni badiya, and outposts adjacent to the outposts of the Assad forces’ 17 Division and the National Defense militia.

As a part of campaigns to expand leverage in the area, the IRGC militia brought fighters of the Iraqi al-Nujabaa militia to the al-Tibni mine, and established four outputs in al-Tibni badiya.

It seems that the IRGC militia wants to repeat the Iraqi scenario in Deir Ezzor by supporting militias and increasing their leverage; however, the western Deir Ezzor countryside was in the Russian domain of control, but Russia gave Iran the green light to expand in the area in return for allowing centers affiliated with the Russian forces to guard oil wells.

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