Over 2,000 Afghans Deployed by Iran Killed in Syria: Report

Over 2,000 Afghans Deployed by Iran Killed in Syria: Report
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Comprised of recruits from Afghanistan, the Fatemiyoun is said to be the biggest military unit deployed by Iran in Iraq and Syria (AFP/File)
Comprised of recruits from Afghanistan, the Fatemiyoun is said to be the biggest military unit deployed by Iran in Iraq and Syria (AFP/File)
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Deployed by Iran to support the government of President Bashar al-Assad, over 2,000 Afghans have been killed fighting in Syria, a media report said on Sunday.

Zohair Mojahed, a cultural official of the Fatemiyoun Brigade of Afghan recruits, told an Iranian media outlet that the Fatemiyoun Brigade of Afghan recruits had been fighting in Syria for five years.

According to AFP, Mojahed told the Shargh newspaper: "This brigade has given more than 2,000 martyrs and 8,000 wounded for Islam."

Comprised of recruits from Afghanistan, the Fatemiyoun is said to be the biggest military unit deployed by Iran in Iraq and Syria.

Around 3,000 Afghans mobilized by Iran against Saddam Hussein's forces died fighting in Iraq in the 1980s, according to the brigade official.

Iran denies deploying Afghan troops in Syria, saying that it only assembled forces made up of Iranian, Afghan and Pakistani volunteers.

 

 

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