Friday , 22 September 2023

Intel leak shows Iran arming Syria groups with roadside bombs to target US forces

timesofisrael- Iranian advisers are in Syria arming terror groups there with powerful roadside bombs to step up attacks on US forces there, the Washington Post reports.

The report, citing leaked documents and intelligence officials, say this is part of a move by Iran, in cooperation with Russia, to try to drive the US from the region.

The report says elite Quds Force unit members are equipping and training local groups with “powerful armor-piercing roadside bombs intended specifically to target US military vehicles and kill US personnel.”

The report says groups have already tried unsuccessfully to carry out such attacks, including in February when US-allied Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria seized three bombs.