WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2016 The US Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), has organized a panel discussion on Iran’s IRGC involvement in Syria and to roll out a new book, How Iran Fuels Syria War, which provides new details on the extent of the Iranian regime’s activities in that country.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 10:30 am at the NCRI Washington office, 1747 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 1125, Washington, DC 20006
Partial list of Panelists:
- Kenneth Katzman, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, Congressional Research Service
- Ambassador Adam Ereli, former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, and former State Department Spokesman
- Lawrence J. Haas, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the American Foreign Policy Council
- Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRIUS deputy director
How Iran Fuels the War in Syria contains satellite imagery of 18 Operational and Logistical Headquarters in different parts ofSyria, including its command structure and key officers. Approximately 10,000 IRGC forces, 5,000 regular army forces, 20,000 Iraqi militias from ten different Iraqi groups, 15,000 Afghan militia forces (Fatemiyoun), 7,000 forces from the Lebanese Hezbollah, and 5,000 militia forces from Pakistan (Zeinabiyoun), Palestine and elsewhere are currently operating in Syria under the command of the IRGC.The Iranian regime spends one billion dollars annually to pay the salaries of these forces in Syria.