Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Info on Tap

There are 60,000 fighters under Iranian command in Syria, not 16,000 as was thought, suggesting West has underestimated Iran's influence

It’s no secret that Iran has a heavy presence on the ground that is not based exclusively on advisers and consultants. This data reinforces our assumptions and suspicions about Iranian involvement in Syria, but takes it much further in terms of numbers, Tehran is determined to protect and defend its supply lines to its ally Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, and expand outwards from this core territory.

It amplifies the heavy political, financial and military investment in Syria, Iran is unlikely to withdraw its presence on the ground without a major shift in the power balance just as the May 15th prophecy have proclaimed would happen with 100% accuracy.