More Iranian Advisors in Syria, IRGC Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department said the country is sending more “advisory forces” to Syria to help the Arab nation in the fight against Takfiri terrorists.
“Following the new round of developments in different regions of Syria and the recent victory of the Islamic resistance front against Takfiri terrorist groups, we are witnessing an increased number of Iranian advisory forces in that country (Syria) proportional to the needs,” General Ramezan Sharif said on Sunday.
He also noted that four Iranians have been martyred in recent days while in advisory missions to assist the Syrian army and voluntary forces in the fight against terrorists.
According to the general, the four were martyred in missions to protect holy Shiite sites in Syria in a period ending October 24.
He named the martyrs as Mostafa Sadrzadeh, Seyed Milad Mostafavi, Abdullah Baqeri and Amin Karimi.
Iran, a close ally of Syria, has been supporting the legitimate Syrian government in the fight against terrorists.
Tehran has already made it clear that its assistance to Syria is confined to consultation and advisory help.
Back on October 8, senior IRGC commander Major General Hossein Hamedani was martyred while in an advisory mission in Syria.
A one-time commander during the 8-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s, Major General Hamedani was a senior military advisor who played a decisive role in the protection of the holy shrine of Sayyida Zeinab (AS) against terrorist attacks.
The shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, a sister of the third Shiite Imam (AS), is located in Damascus.