Iranian Soldiers Deployed to Protect Damascus as Rebels Advance
Iranian, Iraqi fighters sent to guard against rebel attack on Syrian capital, amid concerns Assad regime is failing.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 6/3/2015, 4:44 PM
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Thousands of Iranian and Iraqi fighters have been deployed in Syria in past weeks to bolster the defenses of Damascus and its surroundings, a Syrian security source told AFP on Wednesday.
“Around 7,000 Iranian and Iraqi fighters have arrived in Syria over the past few weeks and their first priority is the defense of the capital. The larger contingent is Iraqi,” the source said on condition of anonymity.
“The goal is to reach 10,000 men to support the Syrian army and pro-government militias, firstly in Damascus, and then…
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