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ANTAKYA, Turkey — Rebel fighters said Sunday that 48 Iranians captured in the Syrian capital were not the pilgrims their government asserts but instead were affiliated with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, on a mission in Damascus to help the Syrian government crush the rebellion.
The allegation underlined the regional dimensions of the conflict, as rebels backed by pro-Western powers in the Middle East, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, battle the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, for control of towns and cities across the country.
The Iranians were “on a reconnaissance mission in the field to study the situation in the city” when their bus was seized by rebels Saturday, the Free Syrian Army commander said. Several dozen men, apparently the captured Iranians, sat behind him as he spoke.
“We warn Iran and all those who stand with the regime: The fall of this regime is inevitable,” the rebel commander said. “We pledge that the fate of all who work on your behalf in the land of Syria will either be imprisonment or death.”
Originally posted by all2human
Just as odd as the countless foreign fighters captured on Syrian soil, including french,british soldiers
search all you want..there are no 'good guys' in this mess..save the women and children, people of Syria..who just
want to live in peace
Yet despite what is being said about the atrocities alleged of the Syrian goevernment,ANY country has a right to defend itself!
I'll even go as far to say comparatively,the Syrian goverment has acted with relative restraint in response to this foreign driven insurrection..
edit on 5-8-2012 by all2human because: (no reason given)