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Elite Iranian troops killed in Syria ambush

Revolutionary guards killed in attack near Aleppo, Iranian media reports

Elite Iranian troops killed in Syria ambush


A group of Iran’s elite revolutionary guards was killed in an ambush by opposition fighters in northern Syria, Iranian news website Asriran said Saturday.

At least 20 Iranians were killed near Aleppo on Friday, the website reported. Around 100 were attacked and several captured and injured.

The Iranian authorities have not yet made a statement about the incident.

Iranian troops and Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have been supporting Bashar al-Assad’s regime against opposition forces in Syria.

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