Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.24
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Five Pakistan citizens who were killed in Syria battle were buried in Iran's holly Qom city on Thursday, Tasnim News Agency reported Apr.24.
Before that, IRNA had reported two weeks ago that the bodies of other seven Pakistanis who were killed in Syria were buried in Iran.
The bodies of six Iranians who were killed in Syria also were moved to Iran over the last three days and were buried.
Iran claims it supports Syrian regime with just advisory help and Syrian President Bashar Assad said April 20 in an interview with France 2 that “We invited Hezbollah, but not the Iranians … they (Iran) have not sent any force. ... There are no Iranian troops in Syria”.
Last month the bodies of 10 Afghans who were killed in Syria battle were also buried in Iran's Qom city.
The Wall Street Journal reported last May that Iran has been recruiting thousands of Afghan refugees to fight in Syria, offering $500 a month and Iranian residency to help the Assad regime beat back rebel forces.
There are about one million Afghani refugees in Iran.
Edited by CN
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