Tehran, Iran, May 2
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The Iranian parliament has passed a law to grant citizenship to the families of non-Iranians killed fighting for the Islamic Republic.
The law notes citizenship should be given to the families of non-Iranians "killed in the Iran-Iraq war or later," IRINN news agency reported May 2.
The condition laid by the law is that the troopers should have been sent on mission "by authorized bodies."
The law comes as in recent years reports have been received about people from Afghanistan or other Iranian neighbors being killed in Syria while fighting for the IRGC or more recently the Iranian Army.
The bodies of a number of the non-Iranians so killed have already been buried in Iran with official processions.
Called "defendants of the shrine" in Iran, the officers comprise Iran's military advisory forces sent to Syria to help the Bashar Assad government fight terrorists.
Tehran maintains the forces do not engage in direct combat, but only offer consultation to Syrian forces.