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We have seen the term “civil war” slowly gain more currency in reference to the deteriorating Syrian uprising—how about “proxy war?”

Syrian army being aided by Iranian forces
Saeed Kamali Dehghan; The Guardian; May 28th, 2012

A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has admitted that Iranian forces are operating in Syria in support of Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Ismail Gha’ani, the deputy head of Iran’s Quds force, the arm of the Revolutionary Guards tasked with overseas operations, said in an interview with the semi-official Isna news agency: “If the Islamic republic was not present in Syria, the massacre of people would have happened on a much larger scale.”

“This is the first time that an IRGC senior officer has admitted that the Quds force is operating in Syria,” said Meir Javedanfar, an Iranian-Israeli Middle East expert.

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Written by M. James

May 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Posted in News, Politics

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