The number of Iranian fighters dying in Syria has reportedly risen in recent weeks. Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported that several members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were among the fighters killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo over just a few days. While Iranian leaders project that they are fighting ISIS, Iranian forces are not anywhere close to an ISIS stranglehold. Instead, they appear to be battling Syrian rebel groups, including the Free Syrian Army, to force them to retreat or prevent them from capturing more territories in Aleppo, Latakia and Damascus.
The Guard is playing a central role in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s war crimes, which include the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Sunni countryside, the torture of thousands of civilians and the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, both with conventional and chemical weapons. The IRGC is contributing advisors, coordinating military operations, ferrying its foreign contingents of Shiite Afghan and Iraqi fighters to Syria, and shipping a steady flow of military supplies to the regime and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, which Iran has mobilized for Syria’s war effort.
In a statement Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said Gen Hussein Hamedani was killed during an advisory mission near Aleppo. It said he was advising the Syrian army in their battle against Islamic State (IS) militants. Iran has blamed IS for the general’s death, but the exact circumstances remain unclear. In 2009 Gen Hamedani was subject to European Union sanctions for his role in suppressing protests following the disputed Iranian presidential election.
In Iran the Military Industrial Complex is known as ‘Sepah Pasdaran’ or ‘IRGC’ (Iran Revolutionary Guard Corp). When Khomeini came to power his Mullah Regime decided that in order to solidify their position they needed to create their own army. The definition as per Wikipedia says Revolutionary Guards, is a branch of Iran’s military, founded after the Iranian revolution on 5 May 1979. Whereas the regular military (artesh) defends Iran’s borders and maintains internal order, according to the Iranian constitution, the Revolutionary Guard (pasdaran) is intended to protect the country’s Islamic system. The Revolutionary Guards state that their role in protecting the Islamic system is preventing foreign interference as well as coups by the military or “deviant movements” In reality it was the IRGC that fought the Irq war and through that was able to create a formidable force in Iranian politics. In time the IRGC has infiltrated all aspects of Iranian government and by now owns most of the Industries. During Ahmadinejad’s presidency the Guards even gained more economic influence by purchasing many vital national businesses for logistics and other important services. In this article titled “Ahmadinejad appears to have done a deal with IRGC” from 2011 an IRGC officer becomes oil minister A major surprise in Iran this week was the appointment of General Rostam Ghasemi — who held a post with the Revolutionary Guards — as oil minister. The Mullah regime is a corrupt regime without any vision to lift Iran from its current quagmire. The Revolutionary guards have enough financial interest and influence to maintain the status quo under the force of their guns. As you can see from these articles they are controlling all aspects of the Iranian government. All war mongers are profiting from this condition.