SYRIAN BADIA — The director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Rami Abdel Rahman stated that cooperation between the pro-Iranian Lebanese Hezbollah militia and the Islamic State (ISIS) has been going on since 2021, in the Syrian Badia regions.
On Friday, Abdel Rahman confirmed on Al-Arabiya TV there are documents showing that weapons were provided to ISIS in the Syrian Badia by Hezbollah, to be secretly passed later to the areas of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with the facilitation of Hezbollah.
He added that this cooperation is not new, and that there are documents confirming the existence of similar cooperation in the Qalamoun and Druco (Daraa) regions.
He also indicated that the SOHR investigation, which is composed of four parts, will be published within a week.
ISIS cells were able to keep their presence in the Badia due to the support of Iranian militias and the Lebanese Hezbollah, which also enabled ISIS activity in the Syrian Badia and the countryside of Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor).
According to some sources, ISIS would not have re-emerged in the besieged Badia, without the support of the Hezbollah and the Iranian militias, that aim at destabilizing the security and stability in the SDF areas.