Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) has received short and medium range rockets through Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on January 29.
The London-based monitoring group said that at least 56 rockets entered Syria through a number of unofficial border crossings with Iraq. The rockets were hidden in civilian trucks.
KH fighters received the shipment in the outskirts of the town of al-Tebni in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The SOHR didn’t provide any details on the type or origins of the rockets.
KH is a key part of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units. The group has been active in Syria since the early years of the war. Currently, KH maintains a fairly large force in Deir Ezzor to counter ISIS cells and secure the border line with Iraq.
The US claims that KH, which is backed by Iran, was behind a number of attacks on its troops and diplomatic mission in Iraq. Some of the attacks attributed to the group resulted in casualties.
The group’s leader and founder Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was assassinated along with Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qassim Soleimani by the US more than a year ago.
The SOHR claims are yet to be verified by another source. In anycase, such reports are designed to provoke more tensions between the US and Iran.
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