Hezbollah deploys hundreds more militants to Syria after Iran meeting


Reports issued from the tripartite Iranian-Russian-Syrian meeting held in Tehran last week highlighted the decision on reinforcing battlefronts, especially those at Aleppo and Raqqa, in Syria with more so-called Hezbollah militants. The so-called Hezbollah, over the last few days, has been rumored to transfer hundreds of members to Syria – a great part of which belonging to the elite squad named by “al-Rezwan party”- the elite at large comprises members with Beqaa and Beirut suburbs provenance.

Well-informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that Hezbollah has effectively kick-started implementing the meeting’s outcome by deploying further Iranian and Hezbollah militants to Syria.

The Tehran-held trilateral meeting brought together each of Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu, Syrian regime chief of staff Fahd Jassem al-Freij and Iranian defense minister Hossein Dehghan . Moreover, the meeting headlined joint cooperation for fighting terrorism, ISIS and al-Nusra Front chiefly. Despite that being said, the principal understanding reached was the increase in  the numbers of Lebanon-based Hezbollah and Iran fighters on Syrian grounds.

Sources were unable to define the number of additional Hezbollah members being dispatched to Syria; however, it is estimated to be in hundreds.

Lebanon-based website “Lebanon 24” cited anonymous sources on the so-called Hezbollah group deploying over a thousand militants over the past few days. Sent off to Syria, the members are expected to engage in some unidentified battle.

The sources gave emphasis that the largest part of members dispatched belong to the elite squad known by al-Rezwan party, most of which originating from the Beqaa region in Lebanon and Beirut suburbs.

Asharq Al-Awsat