Date: 16 December 2015 18:07
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Four more Iranians and one Afghan citizen were killed in Syrian conflict in the recent days, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Reportedly, all those killed, were buried in various cities in Iran. It hasn’t been revealed in what region of Syria they were killed.
Meanwhile, in recent months, Iran’s IRGC has lost about 50 of its servicemen in Syria.
Tehran has always expressed support for the Syrian government since it views the Assad regime as its main strategic ally in the region and as part of an "axis of resistance" against Israel.
Western countries accuse Iran of running military operations in Syria, but Tehran denies these accusations. Iranian officials have repeatedly stressed that they only provide military consultations to Syrian forces.
Hossein Jaber Ansari, the spokesman with the Iranian foreign ministry said Dec. 14 that no request was submitted from Syria so far for sending fighters to the country so far, however Tehran would consider that if Damascus issues such a request.
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