Russia may deploy Special Operations Forces servicemen in order to support Syrian government forces advancing along the border in southeastern Syria, according to various pro-government media sources. Some media outlets even argued that Moscow had already deployed its servicemen in the area, but failed to provide any evidence of this.
The Russian Special Operations Forces actively operate across in central, western and northern Syria supporting operations against ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) terrorists.
If it’s confirmed that Russian military servicemen are embeded with pro-government fighters during the advance on al-Tanf, it will mean that Moscow has decided providing a direct support to Damascus and Tehran in their joint attempt to push US-led forces away from the borders with Jordan and Iraq.
Photos of pro-government troops advancing along the Syrian-Jordanian border (from open soources):