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Takfiris hold bodies of 12 IRGC advisers martyred in Syria

11 May 2016 6:47



Takfiri terrorists are withholding the bodies of 12 military advisers of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) martyred in Syria in recent days, an Iranian military official says.

According to Press TV, in a statement on Saturday, the IRGC said 13 of its military advisers have been martyred and 21 others wounded in the town of Khan Tuman, located in the southwest of the Syrian Province of Aleppo.

The statement added that the IRGC forces were all from Iran’s Northern Province of Mazandaran.

“Fighting still continues in these areas and access to the martyrs’ bodies will be possible [only] after the liberation of the areas,” ISNA quoted an IRGC Spokesman, Hossein Ali Rezaei, as saying on Tuesday.

He added that all other forces from Mazandaran as well as nine of the injured had now returned to Iran.

Rezaei noted that the remaining IRGC advisers who sustained injuries would return to the country soon.

Syrian government forces are preparing to launch a large-scale operation and retake Khan Tuman. Iran has pledged to help the swift recapture of the strategic town.

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