Military sites and checkpoints of both the regime-backed National Defense Forces (NDF) and Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, which enjoys Iranian backing, were mobilized in Badiyat al-Tibni in the countryside of Deir-ez-Zor, eastern Syria after clashes erupted between the two on Sunday.
Government forces and militiamen loyal to them are deployed in the desert west of Deir-ez-Zor, along with Iranian forces and affiliated militias.
The clashes took place on Sunday afternoon after a National Defense patrol attempted to search members and a vehicle of Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba in the vicinity of the town of al-Tabni.
Dia’ al-Ahmed (a pseudonym) a member of the National Defense, said that “the setting up of the mobile checkpoint to search military and civilian vehicles was ordered by the National Defense Command Center in the town.”
After the clashes, the vicinity of Deir-ez-Zor is now witnessing an alert at the checkpoints and points of both the Iranian-backed militia and the pro-regime NDF after the exchange of fire incident that caused material damage to the vehicles of both parties, the source told North Press.
The source pointed out that a closed meeting will be held between the two sides on Sunday afternoon to make peace between the two patrols and to set up deployment lines for both parties to ensure that they are not crossed to other areas of influence.
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