Military convoy of Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade enters Syria from Iraq
Deir al-Zor - SMART
A military convoy of the Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade, which supports the Syrian government forces, entered the city of al-Bukamal, 122 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria. The convoy came from Iraq through the al-Qa'im border crossing.
On Tuesday, a military source reported to SMART that a military convoy of five buses carrying members, four trucks loaded with military equipment, and seven four-wheel drive vehicles equipped with machine guns headed to a camp of the Fatemiyoun Brigade in the village of Maiziylah, 23 kilometers north of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.
On Oct. 27, 2019, vehicles and members of the Iranian-backed Fatemiyoun Brigade entered the al-Bukamal city, Eastern Syria, coming from Iraqi territory.
In November 2017, the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias gained control of the city of al-Bukamal after the Islamic State withdrew from it. The Iranian militias carried out sabotages and thefts of the houses of former Free Syrian Army fighters, and imposed taxes on the civilians returning to the city.