Iran will provide military advisers to Syria as long as necessary to support the forces of President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday, a senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary guards Mohammad Pakpour. It is reported by Reuter.
“We will continue our counselling, if they (the Syrians) need it,” said Pakpour.
It is reported that Iran provides military support to Assad’s troops, at least since 2012, but initially did not publicly commented on its role. But with increasing military support and losses among Iranian military officials began to speak more openly. “Advisory assistance not only in planning but also in the methods and tactics… because of this power must be present on the battlefield,” said Pakpour.
The Iranian official said late last year that more than 1,000 Iranians were killed during the war in Syria. According to reports in Iranian media, among them are several senior commanders of the Revolutionary guard.
Earlier, the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the actions of the Russian space forces effective and sufficient, but did not exclude that in the future, Damascus may need Russian military assistance on the ground.