Iranian warships moored at Syrian port Tartus are equipped with special hardware to jam radio bands of Syrian opposition, writes London-headquartered Arab newspaper Asharq Alawsat.
Referring to sources in Egyptian intelligence agencies, the newspaper reports that Iranian warships are jamming communication bands of Syrian opposition, reports Interfax.
According to the sources, Syrian authorities recently found out that guarding the frequencies of rebels became more difficult since the Free Syrian Army and the Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary Committees had shifted to secured radio bands.
Entering the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, two Iranian warships called at Syrian port Tartus on Feb 19.
According to Iranian Navy Commander ADM Habibollah Sayyari, warships deployed in the Mediterranean Sea on the order of the Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei form 18-th flotilla which presence in international waters demonstrates might of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Naval Today Staff , February 23, 2012