Sunday, September 16, 2012

Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander says its troops in Syria

Left: General Jafari, who acknowledged Iranian presence.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

"Members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps are in Syria providing non-military assistance, and Iran may get involved militarily if Syria comes under attack, the group's commander said on Sunday.

The statement is the first official acknowledgement from a senior Iranian military commander that Iran has a military presence on the ground in Syria, where an uprising has left tens of thousands dead since it began 18 months ago.

Western countries and Syrian opposition groups have accused Iran of providing weapons and expertise to Syrian armed forces and have suspected an Iranian military presence inside the country, accusations which Iran has previously denied."


Djazaïri said...

You know it's a lie but it doesn't stop you from publishing it. Here is a long reprot about the presse confernce of Jafar and there's not a word about an iranian military presence in Syria:
There's just a handful of iranian military personnel and that's nothing new and it is not significant. And you know that perfectly.

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