The elite Tiger Forces are being redeployed from the northern Hama countryside to the government-held area on the western bank of the Euphrates River, several Syrian pro-government sources report on December 21.
A source in the Tiger Forces confirmed these reports to SouthFront and said that the redeployment process will take several days. However, he declined to provide further information.
According to pro-government activists, the Tiger Forces’ new mission will be countering the threat of the remaining ISIS fighters in the Homs desert, which lays between the western bank of the Euphrates River and the eastern Homs countryside. The force may launch a military operation in the desert in the upcoming few weeks.
The deployment, which comes after the U.S. decision to withdraw troops from Syria, suggests that the elite force may also carry out some sensitive tasks in the northeastern part of the country, if Damascus reaches an agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). One of the possible tasks will be deterring the Turkish military, that’s planing to attack the region.