Iranian Troops Arrive In Syria, Plan Offensive With Russia & Hezbollah – American Military News

Iranian Troops Arrive In Syria, Plan Offensive With Russia & Hezbollah

Iran has been moving hundreds of troops into Syria in the last several days, with more to come in advance of a planned major ground offensive.

With Russia kicking off their airstrikes against rebel forces trying to take down Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the timing is right.

In partnership with the Syrian army and Hezbollah forces from Lebanon, Iran will lead a ground assault that are set up by Russian strikes.

This creates a major dilemma for the U.S. who is funding and propping up Syrian rebel forces. Let us know in the comments if you think war, or possibly WWIII is right around the corner.

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From Reuters:

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters.

“The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be accompanied by ground advances by the Syrian army and its allies,” said one of the sources familiar with political and military developments in the conflict.

“It is possible that the coming land operations will be focused in the Idlib and Hama countryside,” the source added.

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