This is coolbert:
From DEBKAfile yet one more high ranking Iranian officer killed in combat
"Eighth Iranian general killed in Syrian fighting"
"Gen. Hassan Hosseini, of the Revolutionary Guards Engineering Corps was killed over the weekend in the southern Syria town of Deraa, the eighth Iranian general to die in the Syrian war. Iran has imposed a blackout on their deaths."
The Iranian has surely placed a lot of resources behind Assad. Iranian volunteers and proxy forces of Hezbollah dedicated to the Syrian conflict.
THIS IS SEEN IN TEHRAN AS AN APOCALYPTIC WAR BETWEEN THE FORCES OF LIGHT [SHIA] AND DARKNESS [SUNNI]?