A prominent Iranian commander, Major General Qasem Soleimani, has been spotted alongside with fighters of Hezbollah and Liwa Fatemiyoun in the area northeast of the US At Tanf garrison at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Soleimani is Commander of the Quds Force, a special forces unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Quds Force is responsible for extraterritorial operations of the IRGC.
Photos and videos of Soleimani and members of Iranian-backed groups like Hezbollah and Liwa Fatemiyoun confirm a deep Iranian involvement in the operations at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
The Syrian pro-government forces success northeast of At Tanf would allow to establish a land route between Iran and its allied forces in Syria and Lebanon as well as it will allow to increase supplies and support to the Damascus government.