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Iran's Revolutionary Guard Fighting in Syria: Quds Force Backing Bashar al-Assad Against Uprising

The deputy head of Iran's Quds force has let slip in an interview that
Iranian troops are operating in Syria in support of President Bashar
al-Assad's regime.

Iran's long-suspected involvement in the
repression of Syrian protestors was confirmed when, speaking with the
country's semi-official Isna news agency, Ismail Gha'ani said: "If the
Islamic Republic was not present in Syria, the massacre of people would
have happened on a much larger scale."

The unguarded comments were later removed from Isna's website.

West has long accused Iran of providing military and technical support
to Assad to quell the 15-month-old uprising in Syria. The unintentional
disclosure by Gha'ani seems to have proven those suspicions to be
correct, despite Iran's denials to the contrary.

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Added: Jun-1-2012 Occurred On: Jun-1-2012
By: CptSpaulding
Other Middle East
Tags: Syrian, Uprising
Location: Syria (load item map)
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