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Iranian Forces Recruited 11 000 Fighters In Eastern and Southern Syria: SOHR Claims

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Iranian Forces Recruited 11 000 Fighters In Eastern and Southern Syria: SOHR Claims

Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city

Iranian forces and Lebanon’s Hezbollah had recruited more than 11,000 fighters in eastern and southern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed in a report released on July 3.

According to the London-based monitoring group, 6,600 fighters were recruited in the eastern governorate of Deir Ezzor and 5,100 in the southern governorates of Daraa and al-Quneitra.


Recruits in Deir Ezzor were locals from the Middle Euphrates River Valley. Most of them are from towns and villages located between the cities of al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal in the southern countryside.

In Daraa and al-Quneitra, Iranian forces are recruiting the locals through its proxy groups like the al-Arin Regiments and the 313th Brigade. Recruitment offices are located in the towns of Saida, Dael and Izraa.

“The repeated Israeli strikes on Iranian forces in Syria’s territory, and the losses inflicted on them [Iranian forces] as a result, didn’t stop them or limit their influence … Iran is refusing to submit and leave Syria and is only changing its positions from time to time,” the SOHR’s report reads.

Iranian forces maintain a strong presence in southern Deir Ezzor. Quds Force commander, Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, paid a visit to the region on June 27. However, Iranian presence in southern Syria is not that significant.

The numbers provided by the SOHR have not been verified by any independent group. These claims appear to be a part of the ongoing propaganda campaign against Iranian presence in Syria.


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  1. M.A. Lamett says:

    Kudos to Iran. A remarkably sovereign country in a world with so many patsy and subservient countries serving imperial and zionist puppet masters.

    1. guest says:

      Iranian policy is now paying dividends throughout the region, as the recent CIA report stated:

      The strength of the Quds Force and Iran’s vast military is that it does not rely on a single
      charismatic leader—any more than the Islamic Republic of Iran does. Iran has built a strong network of regional alliances based on mutual interests and shared religious and cultural beliefs, herein lies its inherent success.

  2. igybundy says:

    So these are in additions of the NDF and other allied militias? As well as the shia recruits sent for 6 months to train in Syria? Soon they will have millions of shias who knows how to fight.

    1. <> says:

      They will run out of men before we will run out of bombs. We have enough for all of them.

      1. verner says:

        dream on idiot – the jews will be dust before long or cowering in the disintegrating states of A! what a day to behold.

      2. guest says:

        Whoever loser you are, you are a complete idiot.

        1. <> says:

          Nah, I’ve done more in my life than you ever did in your sorry ass life. Fuck off will ya, thanks.

      3. Daily Beatings says:

        “They will run out of women and children before we will run out of bombs.” FTFY

        1. <> says:

          If we wanted to kill women and children there would be no one left in Gaza by now. All of you would cry genocide like crying babies, say thanks we are too merciful.

          1. Daily Beatings says:

            You and Bibi would just starve them out and take the territory, so it’s even worse.

          2. <> says:

            Wish we did it, would be so much easier to end this conflict.

          3. Daily Beatings says:

            You’re already doing it in the West Bank. What’s stopping you now?

          4. <> says:

            So how come they are 3M there? last time I checked, you die from starvation.

          5. Daily Beatings says:

            I see how you conveniently avoided taking the territory part of the answer I posted.

          6. <> says:

            If and when we do decide to starve them, you would know.

  3. Free man says:

    They will do anything to keep Syria in a constant state of war.
    Funny that for this they have plenty of money, but to fight the Corona in Iran and to feed the Iranian people they don’t have enough money.

    1. rightiswrong rightiswrong says:

      The US have the most deaths and cases of Corona, but still manage to fund ISIS all over Africa and the ME.
      While the US population sleep in cars and trailers ffs.

      1. Free man says:

        “but still manage to fund ISIS all over Africa and the ME.” – What about Mars? Is the US funding ISIS on Mars?

        1. rightiswrong rightiswrong says:

          That would be Musk, another free-loader on the backs of the US citizens.

          I suppose you talk with the little green men from Mars, you spaced out A-H.

      2. guest says:

        US aid and weapons to Israel $11.8 billion 2019. More recently, in fiscal year 2019, the US provided $3.8 billion in foreign military aid to Israel. Israel also benefits from about $8 billion of loan guarantees. Almost all US aid to Israel is now in the form of military assistance, free weapons and taxpayer funded grants.

        1. <> says:

          That’s right, the U.S knows Israel is their best ally in the ME, and vise versa. Keep crying bitch, the U.S and Israel only get stronger.

    2. Wayne Nicholson says:

      They have money … Iran sits on an ocean of oil …. it’s just some assholes are sanctioning and blockading them and that includes food and medical supplies necessary to feed their people and fight the corona virus.

      Perhaps if those assholes would pay attention to looking after their own poverty striken people and fought the corona virus in their own country instead of playing keystone cops in Syria Iran would be able to get their troops out of Syria as well.

      1. guest says:

        Iran has no debt, exports food, has a highly educated economy and unlike the Zionist parasitic regime, does not live off western taxpayers.

        1. <> says:

          Idiot, check our GDP stats and other economic data.

          1. guest says:

            All western taxpayers rip-off money, mega idiot.

          2. Daily Beatings says:

            About 22% of the population is below the poverty line in Israel including 30% of children. It’s the highest poverty rate of any OECD country.

          3. <> says:

            We have many orthodox jews and Arabs that bring up to 8 kids. Regular secular Israelis like me have good lives.

          4. guest says:

            on our taxdollars, shameless beggars.

          5. <> says:

            I don’t need your dollars, I make my own living.

          6. guest says:

            Your lies are implausible as even as a newcomer to this site, I can discern from a hasbara liar. You spend your whole day here and the only people who can do that are paid propagandists, hasbara liars, pensioners, retirees or old housewives bored with soap operas. You seem to be in the paid hasbara category, but the rock bottom version. You also seem to have multiple accounts to appear at the same time and upvote each other. We are not naive.

          7. <> says:

            lol clown, I don’t need to tell you how I make my money but let’s say it’s by investments. Also, that is my only account as you can see by the number of posts I have posted. Try again.

          8. Free man says:

            “on our taxdollars, shameless beggars” – LOL. I did not know that Iran was financing Israel.
            Did you forget to take the pink pills in the morning?

          9. Daily Beatings says:

            Excuses, excuses. The US has a large Black and Latino population and the rate is half of that. Just face the facts, you have a country of individuals that only care about themselves.

          10. <> says:

            What excuses? I’m telling you how it is. You can ignore it for all I care, Most Israelis are secular Zionists like me, and we care alot for our country.

          11. Daily Beatings says:

            “… we care alot for our country.”

            Except for certain portions of the population. A rather larger portion of the population. What do you expect from squatters anyway?

          12. <> says:

            What do you expect from a SF idiot anyay?

      2. Free man says:

        “Iran sits on an ocean of oil …” – It’s called the “oil curse” – countries whose economy is predominantly oil-based, are usually corrupt countries that are run inefficiently. Why learn, work hard and be effective if you can pump black liquid from the ground and everything will work out?

        1. Wayne Nicholson says:

          “Why learn, work hard and be effective if you can pump black liquid from the ground and everything will work out?”

          So you think a culture that’s still in diapers is going to tell the Persians how to live?

          The USA has been a world power for about 100 years …. the Persian culture has been around for 2500 years.

          in that 100 years the USA has burned through an ocean of oil … clear cut the entire nation and mined every mineral that’s worth extracting. The current US economy is based on being a protection racket, which is why you have $T for defence and fuck all for roads, bridges and airports. You are now in immense debt and printing fiat money to keep your economy from collapsing. Your stock market is now a casino in which everyone wins. This is unsustainable …. everyone in the world can see it except apparently Americans.

          The USA has a lot of lessons for the Persians and everyone else in the world but it certainly isn’t how to run a country or an economy …. it’s mostly what not to do. 50-60 years ago you had an argument for the “American way” but those days are long gone. I have every confidence the USA will be back on the world stage after the collapse however it won’t be for decades or even centuries.

          1. Free man says:

            The US is still the largest and leading economy in the world.
            The Iranian economy and regime are fundamentally corrupt, this is what Iranian citizens say for themselves.
            Iran should adopt the Norwegian model. An advanced economy of a country with large oil revenues.

          2. Wayne Nicholson says:

            “The US is still the largest and leading economy in the world”.

            Yep …. with a debt to GDP ratio of 148.95% going INTO a depression and a reputation worldwide that dropping like a stone so the “leading” part is questionable at best.

            “The Iranian economy and regime are fundamentally corrupt, this is what Iranian citizens say for themselves.”

            And the USA isn’t corrupt? Industry lobbies now write your legislation and the vast majority of federally elected officials are owned by the industry lobbies that pay for their campaigns. You no longer have a free press …. the entire industry is owned by five corporations.

            Voter suppression is enshrines in law and those laws are upheld by the highest courts in the land.

            MIC aside you sold your manufacturing base to foreigners and your stock market is now a casino where nobody loses thanks to the Fed.

            If the USA were in Latin America, Africa or the ME you’d be calling for a regime change war and Jimmy Carter would be observing your elections but since it’s the USA and you have a corrupt media you still think you live in a free democracy..

    3. Bob says:

      Reality Check: Iran was the primary ally to assist Syria against the proxy war sponsored by NATO and Gulf States – and it was Iranian generals that went to Moscow to request Russian intervention in 2014. Iran has sought to cease foriegn sponsored, Muslim Brotherhood based, conflict in Syria. Way less of the partisan rhetoric, aka the BS, be appreciated.

      1. Free man says:

        I agree that in the past Iran helped save the Assad regime. But at the moment they are unwilling to allow the war to end. The way to end the war is to strengthen the SAA not to create more and more sectoral militias like Hezbollah.

    4. John Wallace says:

      Are you talking about America there. They are totally incapable of handling this virus ,
      in fact the worst effort in the whole world which I guess makes them No 1 . Half the Americans can’t afford proper medical and have to work 3 jobs to feed themselves while the military are swimming in more money than they need. plus throw out tonnes of food each week. The only reason there are problems in Iran is because of American sanctions based on jealousy.

      1. Free man says:

        “The only reason there are problems in Iran is because of American sanctions ..” – Do you mean that government corruption and mismanagement of the mullahs has nothing to do with the difficult economic situation in Iran?

        1. Daily Beatings says:

          Pictures are worth a thousand words.

          When you’re wrong, you’re wrong, but you already knew the answer before you posted that red herring.

          1. guest says:

            Freeman is brainfree too.

          2. Free man says:

            Do you also think that “The only reason there are problems in Iran is because of American sanctions ..” ?
            If so, do a little research on the Iranian administration and economy.
            Why do you guys always look for the easy answer?

          3. Daily Beatings says:

            I did do research and sanctions was clearly the answer. Granted it was very easy, but the truth is much easier than a lie. Don’t you agree?

          4. Free man says:

            “I did do research..” – That is, you only reflect your views regardless of what is happening in Iran.

          5. Daily Beatings says:

            No, that was a reflection of statistical data from the BBC. In fact they had six charts showing the economic impact of US sanctions:


            Here’s a good analogy. Your “view” is pointing out there’s a scratch on the bumper when the car has just been hit by a freight train. :)

          6. Free man says:

            The sanctions are part of the story, not whole of it.
            The Iranian economy is run by clerics and its state is accordingly.
            I doubt their priorities. They have money to finance sectoral militias in Syria but at the same time they are asking for loans to finance the fight against the Corona.

          7. Daily Beatings says:

            The sanctions are the story while any corruption, real or perceived, would be a footnote, but you already know this and choose to ignore.

            In regards to the militias in Syria fighting against the rise of Sunni extremism is a priority since this is an existential threat to the Shia as a people and a culture. You know quite well Sunni extremists consider the Shia apostates and would slaughter them en masse if given the chance.

            Is this the end goal of your proposition? Seems to be considering your mendacious posting of the same worn out talking points over and over again. It’s pretty pathetic.

          8. Free man says:

            ” You know quite well Sunni extremists consider the Shia apostates and would slaughter them en masse if given the chance.” – WOW. According to this logic, Iran should rule the entire world to save the Shiites.
            The Sunnis think you want to slaughter them, you think the Sunnis want to slaughter you and the Jews know that you and the Sunnis want to slaughter them (because you tell them this all the time).
            It is indeed pathetic.

          9. Daily Beatings says:

            Your logical fallacy is:


          10. Daily Beatings says:

            Completely editing your previous post in a feeble attempt to score points, then have your sock puppet <> give you a thumbs up? Don’t they teach you anything about net etiquette over there at JIDF?

          11. Free man says:

            Passive Aggressive. LOL.
            Have a great life.

          12. Daily Beatings says:

            “Passive-aggressive behavior is characterized by a pattern of passive hostility and an avoidance of direct communication.”


            That definition fits the pattern you have been clearly following. It’s so obvious it’s almost too painful to watch.

        2. John Wallace says:

          America and American politicians are the most corrupt in the world , That is part of their democracy and freedom teachings they take wherever they go. Take your horseshit and shove it where it fits.

    5. guest says:

      Another certified idiot.

      1. Free man says:

        Obviously, anyone who disagrees with the divine wisdom of the mullahs regime is an idiot.

  4. verner says:

    syrian observatory belches lies on behalf of the yankee-twats and can be disregarded. on the other hand if it’s correct very good Iran. all these mosquito-bites the ever evil and thieving jews are delivering on syrian interests are nothing much to worry about since it won’t stop the building of an invincible Iranian force to liberate palestine of the thieving and murdering and lying jews illegally occupying palestine. and pls note that it’s something the jews have brought on themselves when they started to target Iran in their western propaganda to get support for their ceaselessly executed war crimes.

  5. Willing Conscience (The Truths says:

    Is that all, I thought the number was 3 or 4 times that many, but it’s only 11,000, isn’t it lucky for me I don’t believe anything the SOHR says, I still think the numbers are way way higher, it’s more like 30 to 50,000 fighters recruited to the Iranian militias and NDF forces. Yes the NDF forces are also mostly funded by Iran, especially all the Shia militias that belong to the NDF, even though they’re supposed to be Syrian National Defense Forces.
    Here lays the problem, the Sunnis are becoming second class citizens in their own country now, in some areas of Deir ez Zor the Sunni population no longer have a say in what’s happening in their localities, they have to pay toll fees and bribes to Shia militias and NDF forces to go about their business, they have to obey Shia customs and local Shia laws, and they have to send their kids to Iranian run schools for brainwashing, but it’s their country and Assad’s letting the Iranians treat them like this, WTF is going on.
    Here’s the simple truth, Iran recruits Alawite Shia, Persian Orthodox Shia, and Syrian Sunni thugs that will kill anyone for a dollar into their militias, but the Russians did the opposite when they created the 4th and 5th SAA army corps, they tried to recruit ex Baathist party members into their new army, and they have no loyalty to Iran, just Syria.
    Russia created 2 new SAA army corps that have no loyalty whatsoever to Iran, and many of its officers actually have nothing but contempt for Iran, so why would Russia do that do you think, if you don’t believe what I say just google search for the 5th army corps and find out for yourself, there’s a reason Russia did what they did, they wanted some balance in the equation, sadly it’s looking like they failed in the attempt.

  6. cechas vodobenikov says:

    sohr (sour)=CIA
    Iran is now an ally of Iraq and Syria—the anglo nazis and their colonies—colombia, Israel, turkey r losing everywhere—the turkey do do birds r losing everywhere—will they try to occupy oil in Sirte? Egypt will drive into caves so their fellow Sunni Kurds can barbecue them—turkeys r despised by the Greeks–from which all western civilization derives—their brilliant philosophers, poets: Plato, Aristophanes, Aristotle, aeshylls, Europe’s, Sophocles, Diogenes, etc (excepting the idiot Epicuris—admired by primitive amerikans since he was a Puritan like they are….certainly despised by Armenians—genocided by the do do turks/kurds, despised by the nearly 25% Kurds population, disliked by all Arabs except Qatar—that now quarrels w SA, UAE, not w Iran or Turkeys…Sryia is supported by civilized peoples–Russia, Iran, Hizbollah and the UAE monarchy–likely because they have so many Persians…the turkeys are not liked by Georgians–an equally corrupt nation w no economy (vengeful people)–the turkey economy is kept afloat by 10 billion $ tourism from Russians and Germans…the turkeys cannot hegemonize more of Cyprus since the UK military is there–the Azeris r more fluent in turk language; they r Shia yet they tolerate the muslim brotherhood fanatics….soon these invaders will be unable to afford to pay their ISIS proxies—the USA turkey, economies so indebted and declining

  7. Mustafa Mehmet says:

    More and more Molla and hezbollock target for Israeli

    1. guest says:

      Molla is Money? Erdogan Moola?

  8. Vitex says:

    That wouldn’t be hard, especially amongst displaced Palestinians. Also they have great esprit de corps when the average arab army is a disorganized rabble

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