The Syrian civil war has been going one for a while now and has gotten very serious very quickly. The country has seen a lot of civilian deaths and destruction of property.
There are rebel camps in Syria that have been seriously targeted by the Syrian government and any attempts to bring this stalemate to an end has not born any fruits. What is happening instead is that there are very many Syrian civilians that have been detained in the Syrian jails unfairly and facing a lot of emotional, physical and sexual abuse in jail. There is debris everywhere now and too many dead bodies strewn all over the place in a place that was the perfect picture of love and prosperity. There are hundreds if not thousands of refugees in the neighboring countries now who have nothing they can.
Iran, however, has for decades been funding, training and offering weapons to militia and terror groups while offering them shelter at the same time. Iran has had a tough stance on this issue despite efforts by outside forces to dissuade them from these practices. There is no clear reason given as to why this is still ongoing in Iran. The US government has tried to get involved in dissolving this ongoing practice for years without much success. All that everyone knows for now is that Iran has been arming itself for years and that it has heavy and high end weaponry in its possession.
Since the start of the Syrian civil war, Iran has been in the forefront supporting the government under president Assad. Without this support, Assad’s regime would not be what it is today, it would have probably fallen. Iran worked hard to provide whatever the government needed to fight against the rebels in Syria just so that the government is not overthrown. Iran has trained military groups both in Syria and in Lebanon who would join the war and be well-equipped to fight against the opposition rebels.
At first, Iran didn’t get very involved in the war but offered to give advice and train the soldiers. After a while, Iran escalated its support by actually sending their own troops to fight in the Syrian civil war. Iran has also helped Syria build its chemical weapons. Iran provided Syria their best scientists who built them the chemical weapons.
Since Iran cannot supply these arms on the ground, they are doing this on air. They have created an air corridor where these weapons are transported both to Syria and to Lebanon. The US government has allowed only three airlines to get these weapons from Iran to Syria. There was a time when Turkish authorities stopped a truck full of arms that was headed for Syria.