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Iranian regime trains fighters near Tehran to fight for Assad

NCRI – The busloads of militiamen from “Iraq, Syria and other Arab states have been arriving at the Iranian base in recent weeks, under cover of darkness, for instruction in urban warfare,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

The fighters “are told that the war in Syria is akin to [an] epic battle for Shiite Islam, and if they die they will be martyrs of the highest rank,” says an Iranian regime military officer briefed on the training camp, which is 15 miles outside Tehran and called Amir Al-Momenin.

“The training of thousands of fighters is an outgrowth of Iran’s decision last year to immerse itself in the Syrian civil war on behalf of its struggling ally, the Assad regime, in an effort to shift the balance of power in the Middle East,” the report said.

Link to the report