Another Iranian commando reportedly killed in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 14
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Hamdollah Bakhshandeh, a member of Iranian Army has been reportedly killed in armed clashes with Syrian opposition groups.
He is the fifth member of Iran's Army who has been killed in Syria, Fars news agency reported.
Iranian officials have recently confirmed that four members of the army's commandos were killed in Syrian clashes.
Earlier in April, Brigadier-General Ali Arasteh, an Iranian Army commander, said the Army has deployed a group of its commandos to Syria for providing advisory support for President Bashar Assad's army in the fight against terrorist groups.
Iranian officials have constantly said that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) provides the Syrian army with advisory support in fight against terrorist groups. However, for the first time in early April reports broke regarding the involvement of Iranian Army forces in Syria.
More than 250,000 people have been killed in the Syrian crisis with hundreds of thousands displaced since crisis sparked in the country.