A large number of Iranian troops and representatives of the Shiite armed groups supporting Bashar Assad are detained in the Russian base in Khmeimim (Syria). The number of detained is in the hundreds, reports Saudi television channel Al-Arabia citing the Syrian center for human rights monitoring.
Among the detained are dozens of commanders.
Al-Arabia suggests that the wave of arrests may be in connection with a battle in the Syrian city Sha’ta.
According to German outlet Spiegel, Moscow and Tehran have a direct military confrontation in Syria. Following the clashes between the two sides, the number of dead is in the hundreds.