Syria—Tehran Forms New Militia To Help Protect Interests In Syria

Voice Of America News | 03/05/2019

Iranian military advisers are forming a new militia in Syria to increase Tehran's influence, reports the Voice of America News.  Iran has recruited at least 1,200 Syrians to the fledgling militia so far, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based war monitor.  The new force is part of an agreement signed by leaders of both countries in May 2017, said an Iranian defense reporter.  An Iran-directed Syrian militia has reportedly been under discussion for some...

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