Russian Army Troops Deploy in Syria Near Border with Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Army has dispatched fresh troops and deployed them to the East of Deir Ezzur along the border with Iraq for the first time to build military centers, media reports said.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported that the Russian infantry units have been deployed in Bukamal region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and near Iraqi border for the first time.

The newspaper quoted opposition sources as saying that the Russian troops have been stationed in the town of al-Jala along the Western bank of Euphrates River and adjacent to the city of Hajin which is under control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The opposition sources reiterated that the Russian troops are planning to construct several military centers along al-Mayadeen-Bukamal Road and will soon send military equipment to the town.

In a relevant development in mid-July, the Russian Army has sent heavy military equipment to the Syrian Army’s military positions in Northern Hama as Damascus government forces launched ground and air raids on the terrorists’ military positions and movements in Northern Hama and Western Aleppo, media reports said Tuesday.

The pro-militants Smart News website quoted special sources as saying that the Russian Army has sent large amount of weapons and military equipment comprising artillery units and missile launchers as well as many military tanks for the Syrian Army in contact lines with terrorists in Northern Hama.

It noted that the Russian military equipment had arrived in Syria’s Tartus port on two ships.