Two more IRGC members killed in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Two more members of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in clashes in Syria, bringing the number of the IRGC casualties in Syria to 10 in the last couple of days.
Mostafa Sadrzadeh and Milad Mostafavi who were the members of the IRGC's Fatemiyoun Division were killed near Aleppo, semi-official Fars news agency reported Oct. 24.
No further details were published about their military rank.
Tehran has always expressed support for the government of the Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The Islamic Republic views the Syrian regime as its main strategic ally in the region and as a part of an "axis of resistance" against Israel.
The Western countries accuse Iran of running military operations in Syria, but Tehran denies the accusations. Iranian officials have repeatedly stressed that they only render the military consultations to the Syrian forces.
The Western media recently reported that Iran had already sent hundreds of troops to northern and central Syria, after reports that up to 2,000 are to be deployed.
Last June Iran's official IRNA news agency reported that number of Iranian, Afghani fighters killed in Syrian civil war hits 400.
So far some 400 fighters (56 of them were Iranians, the rest Afghani) which have been killed by Syrian opposition groups including Islamic State (IS) have been buried in Iran, according to the report.
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