Iran trains squads for terrorizing US forces in Syria. US air/naval buildup for striking back

Iran’s proxy militias in Syria are being trained and armed for terrorizing US forces in eastern Syria, starting with IEDs like the bombs that bedeviled American forces in Iraq in 2004-2006. The mastermind of this campaign is Iran’s Mid East commander, Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani. DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report that US commanders in Syria were forewarned of the coming campaign after it was approved by Tehran as retaliation for the sanctions re-imposed by the Trump administration. They learned that terror squads, detached from the Iraqi and Afghan militias encamped in the eastern Syrian Deir ez-Zour province, had in the last few days completed their specialist training by Al Qods and Hizballah bomb experts. They were taught how to blow up American military installations, bridges and transportation routes and how to plant IEDs outside buildings and on the roads frequented by US military traffic.
The American commanders were also apprised by intelligence informants that Iran was sending large quantities of IEDs via Iraq for the use of the newly-trained terror squads. They are a new type of device, compared to the IEDs used in Iraq, with a more powerful bang and the capacity to disable the armored vehicles used by US forces in eastern Syria.
The US army, for its part, is reported by our sources to have rushed another 500 Marines to the big Al Tanf garrison, which straddles the borders of Syria, Jordan and Iraq, for boosting the security of US troops in the region. They are augmented by 1,700 members of the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) which operates under US command.

It is estimated that Al Tanf will be the first target of attack as soon as Tehran gives the green light for the campaign to start, because it is set in desert terrain where terrorist squads can move at speed. If Iran pulls this initial operation off, it will be extended to other US military locations – in all, at least 12 ground bases and another four air bases in northeastern Syria. They range from Manbij up near the Turkish border up to Al-Hasakeh, the hub of the pro-American Kurdish YPG militia’s political and command headquarters in northern Syria.

In the second half of the month, the United States launched a large-scale air and naval exercise based on the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier and its strike group of five warships, which are present opposite the Syrian shore, as well as US air bases in the Persian Gulf. (See an earlier DEBKAfile article on US flights around the clock over Syria.) British, Israeli and French air contingents have joined the exercise. The French Dupuy de Lome spy ship has also reached Syrian waters and is coordinating its operations with the USS Truman.
Our military sources say that by these moves, Washington is notifying Tehran that the moment US forces come under attack in Syria, America and its allies will strike back at the foundations of the Iranian presence in Syria.


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43 thoughts on “Iran trains squads for terrorizing US forces in Syria. US air/naval buildup for striking back

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:01 at 11:01

    Knowing in advance what Iran is up to, the USA, the UK, France and Israel should proactively strike at Iranian, Hezbollah and their Shiite militia proxies’ military infrastructures where ever they are, be it within Syria, Lebanon or even Iran itself……………hit and destroy them all before they can implement their planned attacks against us and our interests!

    • Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:25 at 11:25

      Fat chance

      • Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:32 at 11:32

        “Fat chance”


        “Fat chance” for…………………What ?????

        Take into account that former Pres.Obama no longer lives in the White House and the Labor Party “leader” does not live at 10 Downing Street.
        As for Macron, well…………we’ll see.

    • Nov 27, 2018 @ 19:33 at 19:33

      Wait a minute!
      Oh man, this is intriguing.
      Why would a drunk Guardian Council party laugh with acclamation on a joke with Mother Russia? And now Khamenei tells them one on Siberia!
      I thought Shia people should keep a low profile on booze.
      If only the Russians had listened to this!

    • Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:35 at 12:35

      the only language the adepts of the religion of peace understand is bombs on their bearded faces

    • Nov 29, 2018 @ 11:40 at 11:40

      The Iranian Regime of Shia Theocracy Ruling continue to waste Valuable Iranian Revenues, Resources, and Recognition of the Persian’s People Historical remarkable contribution to worldwide civilizations. This Ayatollah Regime since 1979 has proven what a mistake it was for the People of Persia to allow these Men assume any position of Leadership. They continue to expand billions to other regions Militias while denying their own Persian People and Shia Followers of Islam their Wealth and Health. They have disrespected their People, Persian History and Islamic Civilization. Instead of converting and showing how Islam can benefit many people they choose to purchase Arms and Export Weapons instead of investing into expanding Clean Waters and are a disgrace to Islamic Caliphate. This Iranian Regime should be ashamed of how they letdown the Legacy of Abu Bakr and only proves he was unworthy to succeed Mohamed the Messenger from Allah’s Blessing and why the Shia still remain a Smaller Sect of Islam. They think they are Men of Wisdom when they Act like Fools! Allah will not allow them to succeed in anything they do by robbing their own People Pockets for their Satanic Benefits of Death and Destruction. The world is watching and vigilant and now can see how feeble these Men in Robes follow a confused 79 Year Old Ayatollah that has left Iran bereft of anything valuable as he goes away with such a failed legacy.

    • Dec 2, 2018 @ 11:04 at 11:04

      One bomb goes off from these clowns, and warplanes drop shock and awe on Iran itself. Tehran is the address that tells these militias what to do. YEt no one wants to go at Iran. forget the proxies. When eventually Iran gets the message the proxies will stop

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:21 at 11:21

    It’s time to take out some Iranian dunecoons. And in a big way. That will involve wiping out all of Syria’s AA S-300 batteries, but we can do that easily.

    • Nov 27, 2018 @ 14:57 at 14:57

      Then Israel won’t have to do it and face the possibility of a Gog/Magog scenario.

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:26 at 11:26

    Too many American flag draped coffins have been the result of these IEDs. Iran, because you do not want peace, because you repress innocents, because the vileness of your tongue masquerades as righteousness, you will reap the whirlwind. Many of your own will see the tower fall and count it as blessing.

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 12:26 at 12:26

    If fighting breaks out let’s hope Israel joins in and uses the opportunity to take out the new Russian missiles/electronic warfare units etc. as well as Iranian/Hezbollah installations in Syria and not spare the Syrian army/airforce as well. Screw the Russians and let them suffer casualties. The Russians are not to be treated anymore as untouchable. They are the armorer of Iran/Syria and as such the enemy too. No more pretending Bibi.

    • Dec 8, 2018 @ 8:12 at 8:12

      Take them out? haaah!!! they should capture them and take them to Israel, dismantle and analyze them for whatever they can get from them. all the high tech Russian equipment, including the trucks that have the jamming equipment, etc. That would be a great victory for Israel. Send the Russian operators back to their bases with good food and plenty of Vodka and many thanks…

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 13:18 at 13:18

    kryptonite is coming

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 13:48 at 13:48

    What better time than now to dump some bunker busters on the Islamic State of Iran’s nuclear facilities and missile launch sites of their Hezbollah surrogate in Syria-Lebanon?

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 14:16 at 14:16

    their asking for a beating

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 14:51 at 14:51

    No the strike back wont just be Syria it will be Iran starting with Iran’s coastal bases that is what the Navel deployments are about and if that doesn’t work then its Iran’s major city’s starting with the capital,All the assets are have been put in place along with the recon over the last 2 months

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 15:00 at 15:00

    Is it possible that you are all that stupid? I am sure that Iranians will watch how and when you will terminate them and enjoy in your winnings. Stupid Jews!

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 15:04 at 15:04

    One of these days, . . . I would like to awaken to a news broadcast that the towel heads in Tehran have been sent to their respective 72 virgin suite. Sadly, . . . it will also mean several hundred thousand subjects of that derelict govt will be dead as well, . . . but the snake will be finished and the world can expel a big sigh of relief.

    Iran is looking for a butt pounding, . . . and this just may be the way to get it on.

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 15:09 at 15:09

    The Iranians are too much of a cowards to do do so…. remember when they said they will bombing the israeli troops in golan after the assasination of one their leaders… they threw a salvo of short ranged rockets on the desserted part of the golan…. they are cowards

    i hope they try something with us, cause the moment the first bullets comes out its game over for these shiite f@gs lol

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 19:49 at 19:49

    Its about time Trump did as he promised and brought are troops home.

    It seems so foolish to be fighting other peoples wars when all that money can be better used at home. We have spent far to much treasure and political capita to protect this little parasitic Apartheid State.

    Drain the swamp and end the Federal Reserve System Mr President and while you are at it get rid of the Ziocons within your administration and that are within the government that are encouraging all this chaos!!

    Its long overdue that we put America first and for those traitors who have signed the Zionist AIPAC pledge renounce to put Israel’s best interests ahead of America’s to renounce this pledge or be charged with treason.

    If Israel wants to start a war keep us out of it and lets focus on been neutral and rebuilding our country!!

  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 22:12 at 22:12

    When obama was in the white house (what a disgrace), Iran sent their “proxy” shiite terrorists to perform terrorist attacks on U.S. forces. The most known are the “IEDs”, which basically is mining or booby-trapping public roads. obozo’s response was to cut and run. Iran’s strategy is to claim its not us, its these “shiite militias”. But we know its Iran. They supply the weapons, the training, the orders, the salaries to the “volunteer” terrorists (actually mercenaries), and if I’m not mistaken, promise to give Iranian citizenship to the widows of any mercenary that dies in action. Trump is not a loser like obozo. If they attack U.S. forces again, Tehran will be bobmbed, and the fascist leaders of iran will feel some pain. Not just the poor afghanis that for $50/month salary place bombs on roads where Americans are expected to travel.

  • Nov 28, 2018 @ 6:12 at 6:12

    Terror squads who are fighting foreign soldiers who have invaded their country? Trying to redefine the word terrorism in this way is an insult to the victims of real terrorism, and it is a foolish thing to do in the long term. The word will lose its impact and importance if it is continually debased in this way. The editors of DEBKA need to stop acting like gluttonous children who have no self control and no ability to see the long term consequences of their behaviour.

  • Nov 28, 2018 @ 9:54 at 9:54

    Trump told everybody over there not to mess with al-Tanf. The Syrians and Russians tried twice and got their asses kicked. If the Iranians try, they too will meet the same fate, and then a little extra ass kicking. The Russians will not fire their AA systems against an American air force defending its own base. That would be cause for Trump to take out the Russian assets in Syria, and an embarrassing defeat for their S-300 and 400 systems and all of their jets. They would lose worldwide sales. Don’t mess with Trump.

  • Nov 28, 2018 @ 14:32 at 14:32

    Interesting that the anti semites refer to the citizens of Israell as jews (they never refer to Itallians or French people as catholics.In fact only around 80% of Israelis are Jews.But my point is made.

  • Nov 28, 2018 @ 17:12 at 17:12

    good article but loaded with irony: who in the middle east invades and occupies countries illegally but yet cannot defeat them militarily so these stagnate frozen conflicts remain against very weak forces can you imagine what would happen if the US went up against Russia In eastern Europe?

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 1:48 at 1:48

    The leaders of Iran and the leaders of the Revolutionary Guard have been funneling billions and billions of dollars to Switzerland, to offshore banks in Panama and the Bahamas, to Switzerland, and they now can secretly deposit money in Russia. And they have been buying land in the UK, in Australia, and of course in the USA, for years and years. So if there is ever a serious war you can bet that most of the Iranian leaders and their families will have exited for neutral countries long before the first bomb is dropped. In fact, if Iran is planning an attack, there will be a sudden departure of many higher-ups and their families, probably to their mansions in Switzerland or their dachas in Russia. Or their houses in Paraguay or Sydney or wherever. Occasionally the Iranian government prosecutes one of the people exporting capital, but since all the Mullahs, all the officer corps of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and many other high-up business people are part of the big ongoing swindles, none of them want to kill the golden cash cow of the present government, which allows them to steal as much as possible with no fear of retribution. The way to go after the snakes running Iran would be to get ahold of their foreign deposits, luxury real estate (held overseas, mostly through proxy companies); and to expose their investments to the Iranian people – who sooner or later will understand that they have been conned on a massive scale.

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