Syrian forces affiliated with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are establishing a new base in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside, the Deir Ezzor 24 blog reported on November 20.
According to the pro-opposition blog, the new base, which will be the biggest Iranian military position in southern Deir Ezzor, will be located in the desert of the city of al-Mayadin.
“The IRGC militia brought logistical equipment to the new base and began bringing concrete walls,” the Deir Ezzor 24 report reads.
Earlier this year, American Fox News and Israeli ImageSat released a report claiming that Iran had created a large base for precision-guided missiles near the city of al-Bukamal, south of al-Mayadin. Israeli warplanes attacked the alleged base at least twice within a few weeks.
Deir Ezzor 24 claims were not confirmed by any other source. Despite this, they could serve as a pretext for new Israeli attacks on Deir Ezzor.