Five Afghan Fighters Killed During Clashes in Syria

The militants fought in the Fatimioun militia, loyal to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, according to Anadolu

Five militants from the Afghan Fatimioun militia, which is loyal to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, were killed during clashes in Syria.

This news was published by the Iranian Sacred Defense news agency on Wednesday, without giving the name of the militia in which the members were fighting.

According to the agency, the dead were Sayid Akbar Husseini, Mohamad Eissa Ahmadi, Murtada Karim, Salim Safrezedeh and Mohamad Ghulam Muhseini. They were buried later in various Iranian cities.

The Fatimioun brigades are comprised of Afghan militants and the Zeinabioun brigades are comprised of Pakistani fighters, who are fighting alongside Iranian militias which were sent by the Iranian Revolutionary Forces to Syria to support the head of the regime, President Bashar al-Assad.

According to unofficial numbers, the number of Iranian fighters killed in the ongoing clashes in Syria is about 2,400.

Since 2011, Tehran has supported the regime head and has backed its forces with Iranian “military advisers,” in addition to “volunteer” fighters sent from Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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