Pro-Assad Armed Iranians Reportedly Captured in Syria
There was an isolated report earlier this week that Iranian armed units had moved into Syria to help the Assad regime. Now there are reports that several Farsi-speaking commandos were captured in Dara’a, Syria. Farsi is the language spoken in Iran.
Michael Ledeen reported this at The Tatler:
Dara’a. An eyewitness on BBC Arabic said that armed units speaking only Farsi descended upon Dara’a. They have smothered the walls of the al-Omari Mosque with their graffiti but several of them were captured. Another witness, Omar al-Masri, said that snipers took positions on rooftops and started shooting. He said Syrians converged in large numbers upon the rooftops and five snipers were captured. Al-Masri, confirmed the other eyewitness, and said that non-Syrians wearing all black were captured in al-Omari Mosque. They spoke only Farsi. The same eyewitness said that 25 Syrians are known to have died today in Dara’a and that many security people have resigned their positions in As-Sanamyn and Inkhil.