In a special interview with ISNA news agency, Esmaeil Ghaani, Deputy Commander of the IRGC Quds Force, confirmed that Iranian armed forces were involved in events in Syria, but added that the involvement is to designed to prevent massacres. He called the presence of IRGC Quds Forces effective and said, “Until we arrived in Syria, there were massive massacres of civilians by the opposition, but our physical and non-physical presence of Iran in Syria has prevented another massacre.” Moments after the interview was published by ISNA, it was removed from the agency’s website, but it was widely reported on other Iranian sites. This is the first time that senior commander from the IRGC has confirmed what has been published in Western outlets concerning the intervention of Iranian forces in Syria.
Acting Commander of IRGC Quds Force confirms IRGC involvement in Syria
- Published: 522 days ago on Thursday, 31 May 2012
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: May 31, 2012 @ 2:35 pm
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