Iran ready to help Syria defend its soil: Cmdr.

Iran ready to help Syria defend its soil: Cmdr.
Sun May 5, 2013 20:26:45

Iran is ready to help Syria defend its territory should Damascus need help, Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan has said.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Pourdastan said the Syrian army has gained experience during years of conflict with the occupying regime of Israel, and has the ability to defend itself, however Iran is ready to help as a friendly country.


"As a Muslim and friendly country, we stand by Syria and if there is need for training, we will provide them with necessary training,” he said.


He, however, emphasized that Iran would not have “active involvement in their operations.”


Pourdastan’s remarks came as the Zionist regime carried out an airstrike against the Jamraya Research Center, located northwest of the capital, Damascus. The center had been targeted by another Israeli airstrike back in January.


The Sunday attack came shortly after Tel Aviv confirmed that its warplanes had hit another target in Syria on Friday.


Syria has been struggling with a US-backed bloody insurgency since March 2011 which has left many people dead.


The latest Israeli aggression comes as the US officials said the White House was considering equipping the armed rebels in Syria with more arms to fight against the army and topple the legitimate government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


Syrian unrest began as a democratic protest which soon turned to be a cover for several terrorist groups including al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Front to fight in Syria.

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