Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Syria, August 19, 2019—Members of proxies linked to the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) were killed in an airstrike conducted by unidentified aircrafts east of Deir ez-Zur near the Syria-Iraq border of eastern Syria, according to Orient TV associated to the Syrian opposition.
The local Forat Post media outlet reported IRGC proxy group members stationed east of Al Bukamal (aka Deir ez-Zur) were the target of an airstrike by unidentified aircraft, leading to many being killed and wounded.
Vehicles carrying the dead and wounded IRGC proxy members were seen in Al Bukamal, the Forat Post report adds.
An Iranian daily once published a piece titled the “Golan war trap,” shedding light on concerns among senior Iranian regime figures over Tehran’s future in .
“[United States President Donald] Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s smile to [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and the onslaught in, have all increased the possibility of engulfing the (Iranian regime) in a military conflict… At times there are events that take shape at such a fast rate that even the most cunning analysts are left mistaken…
“Putin has provided promising messages to Netanyahu, emphasizing Russia’s policy in parallel to Israel’s interests in the region… Alongside Europe’s sudden backing of Israel and condemning the (Iranian regime), this indicates that Israel is focusing its efforts to have us fall into the ‘Golan war trap.’”
For decades Iran has been investing heavily on its relations with the Assad regime in making it capable of sending arms, supplies and financial support to its Lebanese offspring, Hezbollah. This has been a policy that has left nations across the region, from Lebanon and even Yemen paying the price with their lives and from their pockets.
As the Assad regime began a full crackdown of the Syrian people’s revolution, the Iranian regime has been escalating its support. Reports indicate Tehran has sent up to $15 billion a year to prop the Assad regime, alongside hordes of extremist militias from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to maintain a hold on Damascus and suppress any call for change.