Sunday, June 4, 2017
Once more from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter and as described additional intrigue regarding the Syrian Civil War, Iranian proxy forces reinforcing an already massive presence
"Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria"
"Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. The advanced capabilities of this powerful Iranian-led militia would tilt the Syrian war strongly in Iran's favor, with alarming ramifications for the US, Israel and Jordan."
"The combat capabilities of the Badr Brigades, estimated at between 30,000 and 50,000 strong, are impressive. One of the most professional and well-trained military forces in Iraq, its recruits receive instruction at special camps operated by Revolutionary Guard Corps on Iranian soil. The militia consists of special forces, tank, mechanized infantry, artillery and antiaircraft units. Their entry into Syria could raise the total of pro-Iranian Shiite forces fighting in Syria to 80,000 to 100,000 troops."
Iraqi Arab nationals acting as Iranian proxies. Enter the fray in Syria in a very major way. Large numbers of troops well equipped and trained. Arab Shia troops keeping solidarity with the Arab Alawite Syrian minority beholden to the despot Assad.
AND ALSO A VERY WORRISOME DEVELOPMENT TO THE ISRAELI I MIGHT WELL IMAGINE.