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Iranian-Backed Forces Are Setting Up Weapons Workshops In Syria’s Raqqa – Report

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Iranian-Backed Forces Are Setting Up Weapons Workshops In Syria’s Raqqa – Report

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The Iranian-backed Iraqi group Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba is building a number of weapons workshops in the eastern countryside of Syria’s Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on October 16.

According to the London-based monitoring group, the workshops are being built in several farms located around the town of Madan.

The workshops will reportedly manufacture mortar rounds, rocket launch rails and bullets of different calibers for Iranian-backed forces.

Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba is one of several Iraqi groups active in Syrian government-held parts of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. These groups have been fighting ISIS remnants in central Syria and guarding the Syrian-Iraqi border line.

Last month, the SOHR reported that Iranian-backed forced moved short-range ballistic missiles from Deir Ezzor to Madan in Raqqa.

Iranian-backed forces are apparently working to solidify their presence in the eastern and southern Raqqa countryside. Recently, ISIS stepped up its attacks on the region. The terrorist group lost 14 of its terrorists in a large-scale attack on the region earlier this week.

Israel may soon attempt to target Iranian-backed forces in Raqqa, as it has been targeting them in the nearby Syrian governorates of Deir Ezzor and Homs.


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Chris Gr

Full of Iraqis, Kurds, Iranians and Afghans in these places. Syrians don’t even have a say there.

Arch Bungle

The Jews have been bombing Syria for 10 years and still haven’t stopped the Iranians from building an entire weapons industry right under their very noses.


Right, LOL. Israel and NATO also watched as Hezbollah beat Israel, then became stronger than 99% of them

Chris Gr

That war was stalemate.


Was it fuck, Jew boy…

Arch Bungle

Only if you have your head far up your own ass.

I don’t know if they teach logic in your schools, but here’s a free lesson:

Military victory is determined by the achievement of a military objective.
Failure to achieve the objective means defeat.
Giving the enemy advantage while waging war, is double defeat.
Losing resources while achieving no objectives is triple defeat.

‘israel’ was defeated in multiple senses on multiple levels.

Suck it up …

Last edited 1 month ago by Arch Bungle
Chris Gr

Israel was forced to back off in order not to make more civilian casualties.


The Zionist begged for a cease fire prick face …

Chris Gr

Another troll…


Israel armor and infantry invaded Lebanon and was fought to a stand-still and forced back back out – in retreat all they could do was bombard Beirut’s residential suburbs and infrastructure, to force a ceasefire. That sure doesn’t look like a stalemate, it look like a loss and a desperate switch in strategy to bring a conclusion.

Chris Gr

Israel can easily defeat Hezbollah. But Hezbollah can be supported by Iranians, Turks, Iraqis and Syrians and other Lebanese factions.


Its interesting that Iran has been under heavy US sanctions for decades, fought a brutal and devastating war through most of 1980s with Iraq, and has long been relentlessly deemed a political pariah in US based western media. Yet despite all this, Iran remains the most serious and hardened rival up against the fully US sponsored Israel for regional dominance in middle east and central Asia. In ancient world, Persia was a powerful Empire, and they repeatedly tangled with the Greek states, in attempting to expand Persian control into the eastern Mediterranean, the Greeks of course, eventually prevailed. But point is, these were powerhouses of their ancient world. Iran is a large, populous, and resilient country, it is remarkable that in spite of all efforts thrown at them since 1979 they actually remain the regional power that US and Israel fear most.

Last edited 1 month ago by Blackbeard
Chris Gr

Actually, US helped Iran by overthrowing Saddam. And Saudis lost every battle so it is normal.


Hussein was no longer a threat to Iran, firstly he wasn’t going to try that quagmire again, and secondly within few years of end of war (1988) Iraq faced new war with US (1991). Funnily enough Hussein actually ordered some hundred Iraqi military jets to fly into Iranian air bases before US invasion in 1991. The idea was for safekeeping these aircraft. However apparently Hussein didn’t notify or make any formal agreements with Iran beforehand. Accordingly, Iran accepted the aircraft to land and allowed temporary sanctuary to pilots but didn’t feel any obligation to return the aircraft to Iraq.

Last edited 1 month ago by Blackbeard
Chris Gr

Almost everyone wanted Saddam down even Assad.


sohr is worthless

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