ran has sent commandos to Syria as advisers, a military official said on Monday, suggesting it is using its army as well as paramilitary forces to help President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the country’s civil war.
Tehran is Assad’s main regional ally and has provided military and economic support to his fight against rebel groups and Islamic State militants.
“We are sending commandos from army’s Brigade 65 and other units to Syria as advisers,” General Ali Arasteh, deputy chief liaison of the army’s ground force, was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency.
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