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October 15, 2015 10:01 am

US Official Says Hundreds of Iranian Troops Gathering for Syria Offensive

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Hundreds of Iranian soldiers have gathered near Aleppo, Syria. Photo: wiki commons.

Hundreds of Iranian soldiers have gathered near Aleppo, Syria. Photo: wiki commons.

Hundreds of Iranian soldiers have massed in northern Syria in recent days and are poised to back Syrian forces in a ground offensive under cover of Russian airstrikes, a senior U.S. defense official and Syrian activists said Wednesday.

The element from Iran’s elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard Corps has gathered near the Syrian city of Aleppo, said the defense official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.

Read full story at The Washington Post.

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