Deir Ezzor 24 exclusive
Informed sources revealed to Deir Ezzor 24 network the details of the visit made by the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard “Qasem Soleimani” to Al-Bukamal city in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
The sources confirmed that Soleimani arrived in Al-Bukamal, met with the Revolutionary Guard leadership in the city, and began a tour of the Iranian forces’ sectors in the city.
The sources indicated that Soleimani visited al-Qaim border crossing with Iraq, and called on his forces in the area to seek to reopen the crossing between the two countries.
The sources noted that Iranian militias prevented the Assad’s forces and the National Defense from accompanying Soleimani on his tour of the region, and asked them to stick to their headquarters.
The sources added that the majority of the Iranian militias did not know about Soleimani’s visit, and he encouraged them to fight terrorism and to be prepared for any possible battle.
The Quds Force commander Soleimani, accompanied by an interpreter, also met with the Syrian elements who have recently joined the Iranian Revolutionary Guard militia, where the meeting lasted for about 35 minutes.
Regarding the details of the meeting, the sources confirmed that Soleimani thanked them for joining his forces, explaining that Iran came to help the Syrians in fighting terrorism.
Soleimani called on the Syrian elements to encourage the other Syrians in the areas outside the Assad regime control to return to their cities and join his forces in Deir Ezzor, promising that they will not be pursued by the security, and that he will seek to resolve their situation.
It is noteworthy that Qasem Soleimani conducted a battle to control al-Bukamal city in October 2017, where the city is very important for Iran strategically and militarily.