Report: Iran Withdraws Special Forces From Syria as Tension With Russia Intensifies

Iran has begun pulling its elite forces out of Syria, the pro-Saudi London-based daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Sunday. One reason the report cited for the withdrawal of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) troops is the heavy losses have suffered during the two months since Russia began conducting military operations there. According to the report, a Free Syrian Army officer claimed that tension between the Russians and Iranians has been mounting, due to near-daily casualties incurred by the latter, purportedly as a result of the former’s pushing for increased ground operations. The officer […]

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