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Leader’s Advisor: Iran to Continue Military Advisory Role in Syria

Leader’s top military adviser Major General Hassan Firouzabadi reiterated that the country will keep its military advisors in Syria to help Damascus in the war on terrorism.

“Syria has called on Iran to send its military advisors to the country to confront the Takfiri terrorists,” General Firouzabadi said in an interview with the Islamic republic news agency on Monday.

“We support Syria as far as the Takfiri terrorists continue or spread their activities in the country and as far as the Damascus government demands,” he added.

Iran has played a military advisory role in Syria but has always denied deployment of forces in the country and other regional states.

Earlier this month, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined his country’s determination to support Syria until the war-ravaged nation embraces ultimate victory against all terrorist groups.

“The Syrian nation has fended off a major threat posed to the nation and the region by fighting against terrorism and we will accompany Syria until final victory as we have been standing beside the Syrian nation so far,” General Hatami said in a meeting with Syrian Deputy Defense Minister Major General Mahmoud al-Shawa in Tehran.

He also underscored Tehran’s preparedness to participate in reconstruction efforts in Syria.

General al-Shahwa, for his part, said that the Syrian government, nation and Armed Forces believe that their victories against the terrorists are indebted to Iran’s supports.

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