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Iran Supreme Commander Gen. Soleimani Sets Up Forward War Room in Syria: Personally Takes Command
Debkfiles ^ | Nov 21 2017 gmt

Posted on 11/21/2017 2:00:34 PM PST by drewh

Iranian Rev Guards Gen. Soleimani sets up a forward war-room in Syria after Assad’s army and Hizballah failed to recover strategic Abu Kamal from ISIS.

The Revolutionary Guards Al Qods chief Gen Qassem Soleimani, supreme commander of Iranian warfronts in Syria and Iraq, was seen on Sunday morning, Nov. 19, at the scene of the Abu Kamal battle, the key southeastern town near the border with Iraq (in Deir ez-Zour province), after Syrian and Hizballah forces had failed to recapture the town from an Islamic State counteroffensive.

Military sources reporting this, disclose that Soleimani’s deputy Khairallah Samadi was killed in battle. Samadi had fought alongside Soleimani as his closest military adviser for 37 years ever since the Iran-Iraq war. He was killed by an ISIS mortar shell.

Our sources learn that the Iranian general dispensed with the Syrian army and Lebanese Shiite Hizballah services for the recovery of the key town of Abu Kamal and brought in instead four battalions of the Iraqi Shiite militia, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba (Movement of the Part of God’s Nobles). This militia, a fighting arm of the Revolutionary Guards, had been supporting the Assad regime from 2013 when, earlier this year,

Soleimani transferred it to the Yemeni warfront as back-up for the Houthi rebels.

To bring them back into Syria through Iraq, Soleimani had Iran’s engineering crops round up floating bridges to carry the militiamen from east to west across the one-and-a half kilometers’ wide Euphrates River. His relentless campaign to recover Abu Kamal was supported massively by six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers which on Nov. 16 flew in from their Russian bases through Iran and Iraq to bomb ISIS targets. They destroyed military personnel, hardware and weapons.

The recovery of Abu Kamal clears path for Iranian forces to come in from Iraq and head straight for Palmyra and Damascus. However, the sight of Iranian military forces moving into Syria so close to its border set teeth on edge in Amman.

Jordanian leaders view the presence of Iranian forces in Abu Kamal as a direct threat on their northern border and complained to Washington. However, according to our sources, all Jordanian attempts to bring this peril to the attention of the Trump administration failed to draw a response.

And in Israel too, no government or military quarter showed any interest in the arrival of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at Abu Kamal.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: abukamal; alqods; fourth100days; iran; iransyria; iransyriabase; iraq; lebanon; muslimworld; qassemsoleimani; revolutionaryguard; soleimani; syria; syriawar; trumpmiddleeast

1 posted on 11/21/2017 2:00:34 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

You can disregard anything out of Debka.


2 posted on 11/21/2017 2:14:06 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: raiderboy

Iran needs to take the hint


3 posted on 11/21/2017 2:20:38 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

If he is smart, he will stay off the radio while in Syria. If he starts transmitting, the Israelis will identify him by voice, locate the source of the transmission and suddenly much ordnance will fall on his position. Suspect that he is not really in Syria. Saw what happened to his Deputy Commander.


4 posted on 11/21/2017 2:41:11 PM PST by allendale (.)
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To: allendale

Iran’s trying to build a land bridge all the way through the region and that aint gonna happen..


5 posted on 11/21/2017 2:42:55 PM PST by drewh
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To: allendale

Poof, one minute your here and the next minute your gone.


6 posted on 11/21/2017 2:47:24 PM PST by shotgun
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To: drewh

More dead islamists, don’t care who what or why.... BRING ME YE’r Dead!


7 posted on 11/21/2017 3:09:01 PM PST by Professional
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“You can disregard anything out of Debka.”

Hey...Debka is very useful! When I wonder what NOT to believe, I go there. Only “news” site with a 100% wrong record. Why people still read them is beyond me.


8 posted on 11/21/2017 3:30:23 PM PST by RepRivFarm ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell)
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To: drewh

Lol! More Debka fiction.


9 posted on 11/21/2017 3:30:43 PM PST by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: drewh
Iranian leaders have to know that a conventional war directly against a superpower is far different than a low-level proxy war fought by terrorists. It we got to war with Iran under President Trump Iran is going to be defeated very quickly. If all we care about is destroying their nuclear capability it will be over very quickly.

Hell, even with mostly Saudi boots on the ground supported by American air power and intelligence with US Special Forces targeting and securing nukes and destroying research facilities would be a quick endeavor.

It is long past time to put the mad mullahs into the ground.

10 posted on 11/21/2017 4:13:09 PM PST by WMarshal (John McCain is the turd in America's punch bowl. And what makes it even more despicable is that the)
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To: drewh

The Russians unofficially unimpressed with Iranian resolve.

The Russian Army Achieved Impossible In Syria - Russian Analyst
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ADZWBfAH4


11 posted on 11/22/2017 9:45:23 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: WMarshal

even the Saudis are getting concerned


12 posted on 11/22/2017 12:06:47 PM PST by drewh
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