IRGC experts training Syrian army: Commander

IRGC experts training Syrian army: Commander
Wed Dec 11, 2013 19:46:14

An Iranian commander says the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has military experts in Syria who share experience and provide consultations to the armed forces of the Arab country.

Addressing a group of students in Tehran on Tuesday, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Ja'fari said “we will do whatever we can and [whatever] is necessary to protect Syria because Syria is the frontline of the Islamic Revolution,” Press TV reported.

Major General Jafari said the IRGC has dispatched military experts to Syria at the request of the “legitimate” Syrian government to offer consultations and provide training to military units in the crisis-hit country.

“We have already announced that we have specialist forces to transfer experience and training in Syria, who work as advisors, and this is public knowledge,” noted the Iranian commander.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011. More than 120,000 people have lost their lives and millions of others displaced due to the foreign-backed violence.

A recent British defense study showed that about 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 groups, are fighting in the Arab country against the government and people.

Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the terrorist groups operating against Syria.

HH/HH

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