Six IRGC mercenaries killed in Syria
if($('.nav-wrapper').width()<728){ google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "8024336238"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; } else { google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "1705860969"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; }

Six IRGC mercenaries killed in Syria

The Fatemiyoun militia, under the command of the IRGC, sent to Syria to fight the Syrian people. (Photo: Tasnim News Agency)
Orient Net
Date: 2017-05-26 09:14
Five mercenaries from the Pakistani Zeynabiyoun militia and one from the Afghan Fatemiyoun were buried on Thursday (May 25) in the Iranian city of Qom, after fighting in Syria alongside Assad terrorists, War Reports reported.

The Iranian research group, which specializes in keeping count of those killed from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) militia fighting in Syria to bolster Assad and increase Iranian influence on the ground, published a number of photographs of burial ceremonies that took place last week in Iran, showing the ever-increasing number of foreign Shiite militants killed in Syria as Iran attempts to hide the actual death toll.

In addition, pictures of two other Pakistani mercenaries were published by the website on Wednesday showing a burial ceremony taking place in the same city.

The research group also revealed that an Afghan child was recruited to fight in the ranks of the Fatemyoun militia in Syria and was buried on Monday in the Iranian city of Qazvin.

With the outbreak of the Syrian revolution, Iran resorted to recruiting foreign Shiite mercenaries to fight on its behalf against the Syrian people. According to observers, Iran sought the same tactic in Iraq, however, it created a local Shiite militia to fight on its behalf in Iraq, unlike in Syria.

Iran created Zeynabiyoun militia by recruiting Pakistani mercenaries, majority of whom come from Pakistan’s Kurram tribal region – home to several Shiite tribes, including Toure and Bengch.

While the Fatemiyoun militia is made up of Afghan Shiite mercenaries, most of whom hail from al-Hazara, a tribe that lives in central Afghanistan. Its people carry the Afghani citizenship, however, their primary language is Persian.

In May 2015, the Fatemiyoun commander Ali Reza Tusley was reported killed in Syria.

These foreign Shiite militias fight under the umbrella of the IRGC.

Observers say that these mercenaries come to fight in Syria in exchange for Iranian promises of high salaries (about 500 US dollars per month), compensation for their people if they are killed and a settlement of their legal status within Iran. 

Most of them have entered Iran illegally, which has made them an easy target for the IRGC to blackmail.


google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "4041467030"; google_ad_width = Math.floor($('.col.m12').first().innerWidth()/10)*10-30; google_ad_height = 90;
Israeli airstrikes hit targets near Homs .ISIS detainees escape prison in Syria .Floods in Syria’s Raqqa kill seven .Idlib demonstrators revive Syrian revolution .21 Syrian asylum seekers rescued from boats in Aegean Sea .Turkey neutralizes PKK militiamen in northern Syria .SNHR: 145 civilians killed in Syria in March 2020 .Erdogan, Putin discuss Syria, COVID-19 on phone .Trump, Erdogan stress need for Syria ceasefire .UN adviser: All Syrians are at risk .Turkey neutralizes 14 PKK militiamen in northwestern Syria .Turkey deploys troops to observation points in Syria .SNHR: Assad regime has forcibly displaced 15.2 million Syrians since 2011 .SNHR: Assad regime, Russia committed 77 massacres in Idlib since April 2019 .US imposes sanctions on Iranian Revolutionary Guards-linked firms, individuals .UN urges Syria cease-fire to suppress COVID-19 .Coronavirus: Global tally of recoveries tops 200,000 .Coronavirus: 1,000,000 cases worldwide; more than 48,000 deaths .Iran coronavirus death toll tops 3,290