Fourth Series on Iran Deployments inside Syria by Paul Vallely, MG U.S. Army (ret.)

How Iran Fuels Syria War – NCRI

Fourth Series Middle and Northern Fronts of IRGC 

MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret)


The Crescent…for a reason…






Middle and Northern Fronts of IRGC


The Middle Front in Syria includes the province of Homs where the IRGC is located. It includes the Shairat Airbase where 3 IRGC battalions are located as well as military flights in and out!

The T4 airbase belongs to the Syrian Army and is located 50 km from Palmyra and stages attacks on Palmyra from there. 1,000 Russian commandos have been seen there since October 2015.

The Northern Front extends from Hama to the border with Turkey and includes Aleppo and Idib provinces. Bohouth garrison is located in the southwest of al-Safirah east of Aleppo. IRGC has labeled this as Ruqiya. In early 2016 about 2-3,000 forces of IRGC, Aghans, Iraqi and Hezbollah were stationed there. Material for chemical weapons and missile fuel are produced there.

Aleppo airport is controlled by the Syrian Army and IRGC with aircraft and helicopters. The Assad Academy Garrison is located northeast of Aleppo with an IRGC battalion stationed there.

The Hama airport is controlled by the IRGC and the Syrian Army where weapons and forces are airlifted.

The Mojanzarat base is located near Salimeh, 33-4 km from Tibat Turki and houses an IRGC force of 2,000 (considered secure).

Situated 7 km south of Serhin is the previous HQ of the 47th Armored Division. Several ITGC battalions are located there.

Mayer City base outside of Nubl is a military town under IRGC control.

The composition of IRGC forces is as follows:

IRGC Forces – 8-10,000

Iranian Regular Army- 5-6,000

Iraqi militias – 20,000

Afghan militias – 15-20,000

Hezbollah – 7-10,000

Others – 5-7,000


A group of Hezbollah fighters take position in Sujoud village in south Lebanon September 13, 2008. Hezbollah reproduced the operation attack on an Israeli occupation position made by Hadi Nasrallah, a Hezbollah fighter and the eldest son of the group's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, to commemorate his death during the operation in September 13, 1997. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)



* How Iran Fuels Syria War – NCRI


Next series – IRGC Command Structure

Paul Vallely, MG U.S. Army (ret.)



Third series Iran Divides Syria into Military Zones by MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret)

Third series: Iran Divides Syria into Military Zones

MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret)



The Iranian Revolutionary Guard divided Syria into five fronts:

The central command center – At a location called the Glass Building adjacent to the Damascus Airport. Between 500 and 1,000 IRGC members are stationed there.
Southern Front
Middle Front
Northern Front
Coastal Front

There are six major garrisons to support the various fronts.

Shibani Garrison is located in the Shibani region northwest of Damascus with a capacity of 6,000 IRGC forces including the commando brigade of the 19th Fajr Division. Afghan and Hezbollah forces are there as well.

Base -18000-Zeinab Garrison is a former university situated about 45 km from Damascus towards Daraa. IRGC armor and Syrian Assad forces are stationed as well logistic units.

Yarmouk Base is a short distance from Base 18000. IRGC and Hezbollah forces there.

Isra Base – near city of Isra with air defense units. Base also for units near the Jordanian border.

Al-Dumayr Airbase – 50 km from Damascus and used by IRGC to assemble forces operating in the middle zone.

Nana al Fawar Garrison is south of Damascus and 15 km from the Golan Heights. 2,000 IRGC and Hezbollah forces are based there.

More intelligence on force locations in the next series.

*”How Iran Fuels Syria War”   NCRI

Paul E Vallely



How Iran Funds the Syrian War Part Two by Paul Vallely MG U.S. Army (ret.)

Second Series: How Iran Funds the Assad Regime

MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret)




An unidentified man leaves a Dassault Falcon jet of Swiss air force at the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan 17, 2016. A US government plane waited nearby to bring back to the US the men who were left from imprisonment in Iran the day before. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

In order to ensure the survival of the Assad regime, the Iranian government has been forced to commit significant monies. The expenditures are astonishing when analyzed. It estimated that over the past five years, Tehran has spent 15-20 billion dollars to support Assad.

Iran pays the salaries to foreign forces fighting in Syria including the IRGC forces, Iraqi mercenaries working with the Quds Force, Afghans, Hezbollah and others. Average amount paid to IRGC’s individual mercenaries dispatched to Syria is $1550 per month. Tehran pays the salaries of the Syrian National Defense militias numbering 50,000 to 70,000 of $100-200 per month for a total cost of $9,000,000 per month.

Tehran also pays families of its affiliates killed in Syria costing approximately $2,000,000 per month. The Iranian regime is financially supporting 250,000 people, about $1B over the course of a year.

Add on the costs of IRGC forces , weapons, logistics, etc!!!!!!! Quite

enormous. Guess where the $150 B is going in part????








Next release IRGC divides Syria into Military zones.



Syria – Background of revolution and Formation of the FSA by Paul Vallely MG U.S. Army (ret.)

Stand Up America will be publishing a series of historical, background reviews on Syria and Iran: *


First Release: Formation of the FSA

MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret)





Formation of the FSA

More than five years have passed since January, 2011 when peaceful protests erupted in the streets of Syria against the Bashar Assad regime. They rallied around a central theme “the people seek the downfall of the government under Assad”.

Assad responded with bullets. This harsh response prompted many Syrian army officers to join this popular movement and later form the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in August 2011. Colonel Riadh (whom MG Vallely met with in 2012) announced the formation of the FSA – groups of officers, senior government officials, and members of the Army joined. Extensive defections from the government occurred.

As the prospect of a true revolution toppling Assad grew, the clerical regime in Iran began deploying  its military to Syria.Hossein Hamedani , the senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was dispatched from Tehran with command level officers. Two months later, the FSA captured 48 IRGC commanders/officers.

Iran then considered Syria as the 35th province and a strategic province within Iran.  The Mullahs believed they could not lose Syria as Tehran would be lost.


* “How Iran Fuels the Syrian War” – NCRI

The next release will focus on the Iran financial/cost investment in Syria.







Questions For Clinton

The General’s Note

Date: Sunday, 10/9/16

From: MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret.)


Questions for Clinton for The Presidential Debate Sunday 10/9/16.


Moderator: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Let’s start the first questions with you Mrs. Clinton.

When you were Secretary of State why did you let a Russian company purchase 1/2 of the United States Uranium reserves?

How much money was donated by Russian companies to your Foundation?

When you worked for the State Department how did you conduct Secret Classified business without using a secure email server?

What kind of assault weapons were you funneling through Benghazi to ISIS in Syria before Ambassador Stevens was murdered?

Why were you interested in the over-throw of Assad in Syria?

When you left the White House after your husband’s last term as president, why did you steal $200,000.00 worth of furniture, China, and artwork that you were forced to return?

Mrs. Clinton, when you were Secretary of State, why did you solicit contributions from foreign governments for the Clinton foundation after you promised President Obama you would not?

Mrs. Clinton, why do you and your husband claim to contribute millions of dollars to charity for a tax write off when it goes to your family foundation that gives out less than 15% of the funds

…You collect and you use the balance to support yourself tax free?

Mrs. Clinton, why are you unable to account for 6 billion dollars of State department funds that seem to have disappeared while you were Secretary of State?

Mrs. Clinton, why did you say you were broke when you left the White House, but you purchased a 2 million home, built an addition for the secret service, and charged the tax payers of the United States rent in an amount equal to the entire mortgage?

And Mrs. Clinton, how is it that your daughter, Chelsea, can afford to buy a $10.5 million apartment in New York City shortly after your left the White House?

And speaking of Chelsea, how is it that her first paying job, in her late 20’s, was for more than the salary of the President of the United States?

Was there a quid pro quo of any sort involved??

Mrs. Clinton why did you lie to the American people about the terrorist attack in Benghazi but managed to tell the truth to your daughter the same night it happened?

Mrs. Clinton why did you lose your law license? Why did your husband lose his?

Mrs. Clinton, what Really happened to Ron Brown when he was about to testify against you and your husband?

Take your time to respond Mrs. Clinton…

Note: Hillary’s very likely answers:

1). “What difference does it make?”

2). “I can’t recall”.





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