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Pro-Russian and Pro-Iranian allies of Assad, fell out

Пророссийские и проиранские союзники Асада рассорились

In Syria between Pro-Russian and Pro-Iranian factions that support President Bashar Assad, had armed clashes. On Monday, January 28, Anadolu Agency reports citing Syrian sources.

As told the interlocutor of the Agency, the conflict arose between the 5th brigade, an elite formation of the Syrian Arab army’s “Tiger Force”, which is supported by Russia and Pro-Iranian of the 4th division under the command of the younger brother of Syrian President Maher al-Assad.

Currently, the fighting between the connections continue in the North-West of Hama province near settlements of Satha, Bradic, Haydariya and Innab. The clashes already have killed and wounded but their exact number is not reported. It is known that during the fighting sides have used heavy weapons, including tanks, the Agency said.

As explained by sources, Anadolu escalation of the conflict associated with attempts to reduce Iran’s influence in the region.


Iran together with Russia and Turkey is a country-guarantor of the Syrian peaceful settlement. Iranian forces in Syria to help government forces fight opponents, including militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). While Israel and the United States are constantly demanding their departure from the country. In particular, due to the fact that, according to Israel, Tehran is cooperating with the Islamist movement “Hezbollah”.

Armed conflict in Syria began in 2011. It involves government forces, moderate opposition and various Islamist groups.

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