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Figures most startling!
Here begins a series of blog entries, extracts with my commentary from the DEBKAfile newsletter:
"Danon: Iran is running 82,000 fighters in Syria"
Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon Thursday told the UN
Security Council, 'Iran is currently controlling 82 thousand fighters
in Syria.' He itemized this figure as 3,000 members of the Iranian
Revolutionary Guard, more than 10,000 Hizballah fighters and the
remainder Shiite militias sponsored by Tehran. This mixed foreign legion
coast Iran around $35 billion. That money was part of the windfall
Tehran received for the nuclear deal it concluded with the world powers
two years ago and is being spent by Iran to build its biggest military
base for the long run."
That civil war in Syria characterized by the role of foreign interventionists. The regular military forces of various nation-states and irregular Shia militia fighting on the side of the despot Assad. That preponderance [upwards of 84 %!] of combatants actively aiding and abetting Assad NOT even Syrian nationals.