Iranian army officer killed in Syria
(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, July 12
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian artillery officer Mehdi Joudi was killed in Syria on Tuesday, local news agencies reported.
Joudi was killed in Aleppo city while conducting military advisory mission, the reports said.
The Islamic Republic earlier in March announced that the death toll of Iranian-backed forces in Syria had surpassed 2,100.
Following the outbreak of the Syrian crisis, Iran reportedly set up pro-Shia militias to support President Bashar al-Assad's government against armed opposition groups.
In addition, the Islamic Republic dispatched a group of its military personnel to Syria on advisory mission.
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