A shipment of Iranian-made missiles had been delivered to Iranian-backed forces in the eastern countryside of Syria’s Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on November 25.
According to the London-based monitoring group, the shipment was sent to a newly-established base near the town of Hbubah. The base is located on the western bank of the Euphrates River, a few kilometers away from the eastern bank where the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are situated.
“Trucks loaded with Iranian-made missiles as well as other military and logistical equipment arrived at the base in the past few hours,” the SOHR’s report reads.
The monitoring group noted that this was the second Iranian weapons shipment to arrive at the newly-established base in November.
Iranian-backed forces maintain a fairly large presence in the countryside of Aleppo. One of the largest factions backed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the region is the Baqir Brigade, which was established in the early years of the war.
While Iran is indeed working to expand its presence in Aleppo, the SOHR’s report is questionable. The monitoring group’s claims may be meant to justify future Israeli or US strikes on Syrian and Iranian forces’ positions in countryside of the governorate.