This is coolbert:
As extracted from the latest version of the DEBKAfile newsletter an item of interest
"Tehran’s planned two-border offensive prompts Israeli attack on Al Qods and Hizballah at Quneitra"
Al Qods Iranian Revolutionary Guard personnel!
"Iran’s Al Qods and intelligence personnel and their subsidiary Shiite militias, chiefly Hizballah, are embedded in Syrian command posts opposite the Israel Golan, clad in Syrian army uniforms."
WEARING THE MILITARY UNIFORM OF A NATION OTHER THAN YOUR OWN PLACES YOU IN LEGAL JEOPARDY UNDER THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS?
With a response from an acknowledged authority:
"Military uniforms lend credence to claims of being part of a recognizable military force and thus entitled to the more expansive protections given captured soldiers over armed or unarmed civilians. It is in the Geneva Conventions. However, wearing the uniform of one country while still a citizen of another that is not officially involved, and if receiving more pay than locals in that army, could be evidence of 'mercenary' activity, making one subject to war crimes or common criminal charges. It is too complex to parse and explain, absent more details to limit the allegations of mercenary versus armed civilian versus regular military forces."
Generally speaking with nuances too complex to easily explain the Iranian and Hezbollah personnel wearing a Syrian army uniform do receive Geneva Convention protections!
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