BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – On Thursday, the Iranian military revealed the number of Iranian killed by Israeli strikes in Syria.

Citing Major General Abu al-Fadl Shukarji, a spokesman for the Iranian Army, the Tasnim News Agency said that Israel’s raids on Syria nine years ago killed nine Iranians, and that the talk of the Israeli and Western media about hundreds or thousands killed is a lie.

Maj. Gen. Shukarji said that what the Israeli and American sides are saying about this number comes in the context of psychological and media war against Iran, and to pretend that Iran is still present in Syria .

The general stressed that “the Iranian presence in Syria is legal, and it came at the request of the Syrian government and people, with the aim of helping them confront American and Israeli terrorism as well as to deal with ISIS terrorism.”

For years, opposition media have claimed several Iranians have been killed in Syria, despite providing little proof to corroborate their claims.

In addition to falsified death tolls, the total number of Iranians present in Syria have been greatly hyperbolized, with some anti-Iranian government sites claiming “90,000” Iranians in Syria.

Iran maintains that their presence in Syria is legal, as their advisers were invited to the Arab Republic by the government in Damascus.

 

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-18 04:13

Nobody denies the legitimate right of helping Damascus govt. The problem is that Iran violates the UN Charter and several UNSC resolutions through its aggressive behaviour towards Israel or USA and actually, both USA and Israel even have shown great restraint, likely too much restraint : would Iran behave the same way with Russia or China, these would finish off the regime, and they wouldn’t wait 40 years hoping it comes back to reason in order to spare the lives of tens of millions innocent civilians.

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Scuderia
2020-07-20 05:15
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Dumb Hasbara troll!
The Iranians have not troubled the s’cumbag Israelis at all over the duration of the Syrian war….nor the warmongering Americans!