Iran confirms thousands of troops died in Iraq, Syria

Thousands of fighters sent to Iraq and Syria have been killed since the conflict began, the head of Iran’s veterans’ affairs office said on Tuesday.

More than 2,000 fighters sent by Tehran have been killed in Iraq and Syria since the conflicts began, the head of Iran’s veterans’ affairs office said on Tuesday.

“Some 2,100 martyrs have been martyred so far in Iraq or other places defending the holy mausoleums,” Mohammad Ali Shahidi claimed in statements to the state-run IRNA news agency.

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Source: News Now/ The New Arab

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.