Iranian militias alongside the militia of Hezbollah have expanded their territory of control in the southern suburbs of Damascus, building dozen of bases and outposts, Zaman al-Wasl newspaper reports.
Zaman Al-Wasl says Iran has set up training fields, missile launchers and drone bases under Hezbollah's command and other sectarian militias operating in southern Damascus.
Most importantly, a drone base that runs by Hezbollah militia sits in the south of Sayyda Zainab, the holy town for Iran.
The base, which constructed in 2017, is situated inside a camp affiliated by the Air Force Intelligence.
The Iranian presence in southern Damascus pushed Israel to launch wild-scale airstrikes over the past few years.
Israel wants to prevent by all means the existence of a "Shiite corridor" linking "Tehran to Damascus," top Israeli officials say.
The Iranian regime has spent an average of $15-16 billion in Syria since the conflict erupted nine years ago, while the annual support afforded to Iranian citizens is approximately $8 billion, reports say.