Iran has increased military support for Syria

A senior Iranian military official told a Bloomberg correspondent about expanding military support for Syria at the request of that country's president, Bashar al-Assad. At the moment, Tehran is helping Damascus train and modernize the armed forces.




“The Army (Syrian) has been involved in a grueling war for four years, it needs structural changes,” the brigadier General Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, quotes the newspaper "Sight".

Salami noted that Syria receives operational and strategic advice from Iran, including on repair and maintenance of equipment.

Reuters reports that earlier the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, Joseph Dunford, said that about three thousand Iranian servicemen were fighting in Iraq and Syria.

“I think more than a thousand Iranian soldiers are currently fighting in Iraq. and in Syria, according to our data, a little less than two thousand, ”he said, noting that the number of soldiers was constantly changing.
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  1. vorobey 28 October 2015 10: 26 New
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    another nail in the coffin of blatantly American calories
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      jjj 28 October 2015 10: 28 New
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      A reformatting of the armed forces most quickly occurs in wartime
    2. Finches 28 October 2015 10: 40 New
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      Although Vladimir Semenovich sang that "We have any second in Turkmenistan -
      Ayatollah, and even Khomeini! "
      , the Persians are wise people and are well aware that now go on about the Anglo-Saxons, then the next country of "prosperous democracy" will be - Iran!
      1. roskot 28 October 2015 12: 19 New
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        They understood this in the early 80s. Capturing the Americans and capturing their special forces wandering the desert.
        Since then, they are sworn friends.
    3. marlin1203 28 October 2015 10: 50 New
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      Less than 2 thousand bayonets in Syria - this is not even a team. Not enough for the Americans to "nail into the lid of the coffin." no
      1. hydrox 28 October 2015 11: 08 New
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        Quote: marlin1203
        Less than 2 thousand bayonets in Syria - this is not even a team.

        Yes, there are two problems here:
        1. Persians are Shiites and it will be difficult for them to fight with Shiites (former Saddam military men), who are the main military command personnel of ISIS.
        2. Confessional differences will impede military cooperation with the Syrian military, who are mainly Alawites.
        True, Syria is a secular state and we hope that confessional contradictions will not interfere in achieving victory over a common enemy, but there remains a small problem: Iran doesn’t need influence in Syria, but he would very much like to have influence in Iraq but the Americans rule in Iraq, and the Russians in Syria, therefore, Iran somehow somehow today is not comfortable in either Iraq or Syria, and the situation in this regard remains uncertain for Iran ...
        1. kryuger.mark 28 October 2015 11: 19 New
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          Alavism is a current in Shiism. At the expense of this, no obstacles, therefore, help.
        2. pts-m 28 October 2015 11: 36 New
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          Iran and Iraq fought among themselves for seven years in the 80s, and moreover, there are currents in creed. Money and interests are always higher than religion.
        3. padded jacket 28 October 2015 12: 29 New
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          Quote: hydrox
          The Persians are Shiites and it will be difficult for them to fight with the Shiites (the former Saddam military), who make up the main military command of ISIS.

          The “backbone” of the Islamic State, however, like the bulk of the terrorists, is Shiite Sunnis among them.
          1. Talgat 28 October 2015 22: 26 New
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            All right, my friend, Vatnik! Sunnis are the foundation of ISIS - and of all the bearded people of Saudi Arabia in general, are spreading their primitive version of Sunni Islam and setting fire to all of Asia

            Thank God in Russia and Kazakhstan, our muftis and clergy do not support this infection in any way - on the contrary, they are fighting

            Ramzan Akhmatovich generally banned the name Islamic State (ISIS) in Chechnya - the so-called “Iblis state” - Iblis - the devil
            But Ramzan calls all bearded men “shaitans” and the Chechens are ready to deal with them on the first order of the commander in chief

            It has long been clear - that allies and friends are chosen not by faith and not by blood - but by geopolitics - Mac Kinder and Gumilev are right a thousand times — that is, for example, the Buryats or Tuvans — it’s not Slavs — but relatives to the Russians, one people with them , and Ukraine unfortunately went west. The same with Iran - it is now the closest friend and ally of both Russia and Kazakhstan - moreover, we interact with Iran even more than the Russian Federation
        4. just exp 28 October 2015 12: 56 New
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          there are practically no Shiites in ISIS, there are some Sunnis, well, there are also mercenaries to the heap, they can even be Christians.
        5. Otshelnik 28 October 2015 13: 10 New
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          1. Persians are Shiites and it will be difficult for them to fight with Shiites (former Saddam military men), who are the main military command personnel of ISIS.
          Excuse me, do you even understand what you wrote? ISIS led by Shiites))) Is this a new joke?)
          By the way, the Saddam commanders were Sunni and therefore fight in the country of the IGL ..
      2. vorobey 28 October 2015 11: 09 New
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        Quote: marlin1203
        Less than 2 thousand bayonets in Syria - this is not even a team. Not enough for the Americans to "nail into the lid of the coffin." no


        Yes .. but do not forget about Iraq ... Iran is more relevant ... with the change of Saddam, there Shiites came to the helm ..
      3. Your friend 28 October 2015 11: 12 New
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        Quote: marlin1203
        Less than 2 thousand bayonets in Syria - this is not even a team. Not enough for the Americans to "nail into the lid of the coffin." no

        Do you think the Iranians want to die for Syria, when millions of young Syrians draped in Europe for permanent residence?
        1. samoletil18 28 October 2015 11: 36 New
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          Yeah, only the bulk of the migrants to Europe arrives without a mat, but they call themselves Syrians. And since in the conditions of the information war Syrian refugees are a heavy stone in the city of Russia and Assad, then with the real citizenship of Libyans, Albanians, Afghans, Iraqis, Tunisians and other non-Syrians who are not recognized as refugees, then they deport afterwards. And at the moment, and the drug dealer from Kosovo is recognized for the Syrian refugee.
          1. Your friend 28 October 2015 11: 43 New
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            Quote: samoletil18
            Yeah, only the bulk of the migrants to Europe arrives without a mat, but they call themselves Syrians. And since in the conditions of the information war Syrian refugees are a heavy stone in the city of Russia and Assad, then with the real citizenship of Libyans, Albanians, Afghans, Iraqis, Tunisians and other non-Syrians who are not recognized as refugees, then they deport afterwards. And at the moment, and the drug dealer from Kosovo is recognized for the Syrian refugee.

            Those. no Syrian refugees? What does Assad, Russia, Kosovo have to do with it. Syrian citizens do not want to fight, but want to live on benefits in Europe. Why should the Iranians die for them?
      4. Talgat 28 October 2015 13: 51 New
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        It is not known how many Iranians are fighting in Syria - but I’m sure how many are needed and will be sent

        Iran understood everything much earlier than Russia - t to Iran is the goal. Iran will fight in Syria to the last - that is, its fate is decided there - and then ours in the Caspian - and this we should already understand

        After the collapse of the USSR, the advance of the West and the United States did not stop even for a second — we lost ground — disarmed — and the enemy, without losing time, advanced and attacked

        The first goal is Iran - to defeat Syria - to send hordes of bearded men to Iran, then direct bombing of Iran - all propaganda is directed at this - the image of the "land of evil" has already been created

        But we all understand that this image is completely false

        Iran is not a "country of evil" in any way - it is a friendly neighbor and ally - and it is very good that the leadership of our country understood this many years ago - and headed for friendship and strengthening ties with Iran. Then Russia understood this and thank God.

        we will defend Syria and Iran - and everything will be fine - we will not defend ourselves - everything will not be very
  2. vladnn2015 28 October 2015 10: 28 New
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    “About three thousand Iranian troops are fighting in Iraq and Syria.”
    Assad needs to ask more Iranian soldiers. Still, Iran is the most interested country in the victory over the Islamic State. You can not drag out this war ....
    1. veksha50 28 October 2015 10: 40 New
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      Quote: vladnn2015
      You can not drag out this war ...



      There was information about the arrival of Syrian Cuban commandos and (!!!) tank crews in Syria ... Now the question is - did our "express" tanks deliver it ????

      But the Iranians have already lost two generals ... It’s somehow abnormal, are the generals personally getting into the battle ??? So, not enough personnel ...

      Iran, no matter how you turn it around, but you will have to strengthen support ... Anyway, we have already gotten involved, so it is better that the leaders of the spirits perish than the Iranian generals ...
      1. sherp2015 28 October 2015 13: 11 New
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        Quote: veksha50


        There was information about the arrival of Syrian Cuban commandos and (!!!) tank crews in Syria ... Now the question is - did our "express" tanks deliver it ????

        But the Iranians have already lost two generals ... It’s somehow abnormal, are the generals personally getting into the battle ??? So, not enough personnel ...

        Iran, no matter how you turn, and support will have to be strengthened ... Anyway, they have already gotten involved, so it is better that the leaders of the spirits perish than the Iranian general


        It is strange why China does not help people. After all, there tens of millions are looking for decent work ...
        1. veksha50 28 October 2015 14: 02 New
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          Quote: sherp2015
          It is strange why China does not help people. After all, there tens of millions are looking for decent work ...


          This is not strange ...

          The strange thing is that you are not the first to reproach the Chinese for the fact that they do not help ...

          Excuse me, but with what figs should they help ??? Where did such a conviction follow from the fact that someone loudly prorolled that a Chinese aircraft carrier was going to help Russia in Syria ???

          Why to the rescue ??? He indicated his presence in the region ... For what purpose - only they know ...

          Do not forget that China has a treaty on military-technical cooperation not only with Russia, but also with the USA ...

          And who knows what C and Ob are talking about among themselves ... All these external disagreements between them are emptiness, but what is hidden, secret - no one can know ...

          China always and everywhere pursued only its (!!!) goals, for which it can even be respected ...
  3. aszzz888 28 October 2015 10: 28 New
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    Well, here is the real help, except for the Russian, rolled quietly!
    Will crush the infection ISIS!
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  5. oldav 28 October 2015 10: 35 New
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    Why haven’t I seen a single video of Iranian soldiers in Syria? Where are they at all?
    1. Vladimir 1964 28 October 2015 13: 04 New
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      Quote: oldav
      Why haven’t I seen a single video of Iranian soldiers in Syria? Where are they at all?


      Dear Oleg, they have a chevron with the Iranian flag on the wrong side of the sleeve. wassat
    2. veksha50 28 October 2015 14: 03 New
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      Quote: oldav
      Why haven’t I seen a single video of Iranian soldiers in Syria? Where are they at all?



      Because you are on the couch in Russia ... laughing

      PS There are ours in such a form that if there were no clues under the photographs, I would never say that these are Russian soldiers ...
  6. Anisim1977 28 October 2015 10: 36 New
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    Iran is about 140 million people. When it comes to a couple of thousand, I just have no words.
    In vain they are so - the people of Syria will not forget anything. Yes, and neighboring states, too.
  7. atamankko 28 October 2015 10: 44 New
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    Syria now needs any help to defeat the terrorists.
  8. Max_Bauder 28 October 2015 10: 48 New
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    Well, if only China sent a thousand people, they probably have one company like that. smile
  9. donavi49 28 October 2015 10: 51 New
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    Iran now suffers the most severe daily casualties of all time during the fighting. Even stronger than during the storming of IS Samarra more than a year ago, when it was necessary to throw army units with tanks and artillery. To keep the city and save the Great Shiite shrines.

    The main intensity of the battles now at Aleppo. The IG dealt a powerful and sudden blow to the flank and rear of the Kvers faction-releasing base. The best CAA forces, including the legendary Tigers, are now threatened by the lake environment. Fierce fighting is taking place in the outskirts of Safira, if the city and the road junction fall, the situation will become critical.

    26 numbers in battles in the area killed 2 starling 8 Panzer Division of the Sentinels. And Colonel "Colonel Majid".
    2 commandos from the corps, another paratrooper (visible 55) and one soldier of the Afghan guard battalion were killed yesterday.

    Due to weather conditions, it is very difficult to help with aviation. Several attacks from high altitude on Tel-Area and Zeraa (where it is generally unclear how the broads were leaked - this is the rear of the government troops and deep, and they are from there suicide bombers, the artes and waves of broads in the rear of Safira attack) did not have much effect, but for the rooks / crocodiles with work for visual purposes, not areal, no weather.
    1. padded jacket 28 October 2015 12: 38 New
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      Quote: donavi49
      Iran now suffers the most severe daily casualties of all time during the fighting.

      There are losses, of course, but this is a war, and of course they for example do not make any comparisons with the losses that they suffered during the Iran-Iraq war. And now the question of the very existence of Iran is also posed, because with the fall of Syria a terrorist state will be formed that is extremely hostile to Iran and also has a huge arsenal of weapons that they can get after the defeat of the SAA and we must not forget about the massacre of the Alawites, Shiites terrorists will arrange crushing Syria. And Iran can’t allow this in any way, so that it will “fight” to the last ..
  10. 3 Gorynych 28 October 2015 10: 52 New
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    Joseph Dunford stated that about three thousand Iranian troops are fighting in Iraq and Syria.
    It would be necessary, of course, not 3, but 30 thousand ... So as not to delay the process of destroying the "demons".
  11. cniza 28 October 2015 10: 54 New
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    Of course not enough, but participation is even more important, in the future they will increase their contingent.
  12. vladnn2015 28 October 2015 11: 02 New
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    Quote: Anisim1977
    Iran is about 140 million people.

    The Internet gives out that 78 million people, but it doesn’t matter ...
    The important thing is that they can send soldiers much more to Syria than 2000 ....
  13. shelva 28 October 2015 11: 08 New
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    The main thing is that they help Assad and not the opposition, thereby emphasizing their attitude to the Western "regulators" of the problem with ISIS. It is hoped that with the help of similar Iranian and Russian, in Syria, ISIS will be able to figure out, but this will not solve this problem in other countries. Russia has also signed a number of agreements with Jordan to combat ISIS.
  14. wild 28 October 2015 11: 15 New
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    Assad is exhausted by many years of struggle, do not forget that the best have already died; the quality of new soldiers has not yet been achieved. No time to train, no human resource. They retreated for so many years, it’s clear that it’s very difficult, but the Syrian army will regain positions and any help plus at least one fighter, but this is help, and I think everything is just beginning.
    1. oldav 28 October 2015 12: 32 New
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      I noticed from the latest videos that the t-72s are no longer in use. Basically, the t-55 which they got from the reserves. The army is exhausted.
  15. Diviz 28 October 2015 11: 57 New
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    Crocodiles are rooks and for the ground operation there is not enough T90 and acacia.
    1. Vadim237 28 October 2015 14: 45 New
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      In such war conditions as in Syria, they do not need tanks, but BMPTs and heavy infantry fighting vehicles.
  16. roskot 28 October 2015 12: 36 New
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    Only the Syrians can secure victory. Support is good, but it is only support.
  17. AlexTires 28 October 2015 13: 14 New
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    Here's another sew in McCain’s mighty ass.