Iran's military government has acknowledged sending military personnel of the Revolutionary Guards in the adjacent countries, including Syria. This was reported on September 16, the Lebanese Naharnet resource with reference to the commander of the Corps, Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari.
According to Jafari, "A certain number" of military special forces Quds is Syria and Lebanon. The general explained that the Iranian military is in these countries as advisers. "This does not mean that we have a military presence there", — assured Jafari.
In addition, the general said that in the case against Iran will begin a military campaign, the management of the Islamic Republic reserves the right to respond to anger the attacks on the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. and around the bases in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. All of these objects, reminded Jafari, placed inside the radius of the act of Iranian missiles.
September 6, 2012 to send Iranian troops in Syria wrote to the British The Daily Telegraph. Citing Western intelligence data, the publication said that the decision to provide such assistance to Damascus Tehran adopted in July 2012 after the death of Syrian defense minister at the hands of a suicide bomber. The Iranian military arrived in the country on airplanes with hundred square meters of tons of military cargo: gun, rockets gear.
For information about the presence of a Syria Guardians of the Islamic Revolution appeared before. So, in May 2012 to send military aid Bashar Assad told the deputy commander of the "Quds" Ismail Gahan. According to him, before the rise of Iranian troops, the Syrian opposition "killed a lot of people." But before the show, Mohammed Ali Jafari control of the Revolutionary Guards are not officially recognized the fact of its own military presence in Syria.
Plainclothes War Syria began in March 2011. Since then, the armed clashes between the opposition and supporters of the Assad regime, disk imaging on human rights defenders killed 25 thousand people, more than 235 thousand people have fled to other countries.