Syrian Opposition Website: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Russian Generals Met In Deir Al-Zour To Coordinate Attacks On U.S. Forces

June 7, 2023

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On June 6, 2023, "The Eye of Euphrates" a Syrian opposition website reported that military leadership of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Syria met recently with Russian high-ranking officers in Deir Al-Zour.

The report explained that the Russian officers were originally stationed in Khmeimim airbase near the Syrian coast.[1]

"Yesterday, Tuesday, a Russian military delegation, including Russian generals, arrived in the city of Deir Al-Zour, coming from Khmeimim" airbase southeast of the city of Latakia.

The report cited "exclusive" sources as saying the Russian delegation held several meetings over the course of two days with commanders of Russian forces in Deir Al-Zour, in addition to meetings with IRGC commanders at the headquarters of the Russian forces and the "Hajj Fadhil" tribal hostel.

Planning Attacks On U.S. Forces

The meetings, said the report, focused on enhancing coordination between Iran-backed militias and Russia-backed militias in Syria.

The outlet added that the two sides also discussed coordinating efforts in support of Russia's plan to "launch attacks against U.S. interests in east Euphrates."

It further noted that the Russian side asked that its role in launching attacks against the U.S. forces in Syria remain confidential.

Video Shows Russian Vehicle

The report also featured a YouTube video documenting the arrival of Russian generals at Deir Al-Zour. The video shows an armored vehicle with a Russian flag, accompanied by two civilian vehicles, arriving at a building where the meeting supposedly took place.

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[1], accessed on June 6, 2023.


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