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Iran is increasing the flow of military and intelligence aid to the Syrian army, as the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad attempts to brutally stamp out pockets of resistance across the country, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
The report came after only a few weeks ago Iranian broadcaster Press TV reported that two Iranian warships docked at a Syrian port.
The vessels - a destroyer and a supply ship - are to provide maritime training to Syria's navy under an agreement between the two countries, according to the report.
Three U.S. officials with access to intelligence reports ...
insisting on anonymity
Stories of Syrian troops being accompanied by black-bearded men speaking a foreign language and assumed to be Iranian have circulated widely inside Syria for many months, but activists acknowledge they have little hard evidence that Iranians are actually participating in the offensives.
“We saw some evidence, but we can’t prove it,” said Omar Shakir, who fled to Lebanon from the former opposition stronghold of Bab Amr in Homs a week ago. “We have seen tall guys, big guys wearing black.”
Originally posted by Master_007
Why should Iran not suport Syria with gun and bombs
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