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    Tehran to Discuss Issue of Military Advisers Captured in Syria's Aleppo

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    Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) will discuss what happened with the Iranian military in Khan Tuman and the ways to return the captured Iranians, according to a source close to the SNSC.

    TEHRAN (Sputnik) — Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) is expected to discuss the situation with the country's military advisers, who have been reportedly captured by terrorists in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Monday, a source close to the SNSC told Sputnik.

    On Saturday, Iranian media reported about a number of advisers captured by the terrorists from the al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front near Syria's Khan Tuman settlement, located near the city of Aleppo.

    "Today, the committee will discuss what happened with the Iranian military in Khan Tuman and the ways to return the captured Iranians. The relevant decisions will be made," the source said.

    The Russian reconciliation center reported that al-Nusra Front jihadist group has continued fighting near the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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    Earlier in May, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Sputnik that Iran's involvement in Syria's conflict was limited to sending military advisers who consulted the Syrian army and allied militia on anti-terrorism fight.

    Nusra Front, outlawed in Russia, is one of the extremist groups that Syria government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been fighting since 2011, in addition to fighting numerous opposition factions in the country.

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      dvdgrg09
      Sounds like the counteroffensive against the Nusrats is not doing too well. At the same time, it becomes apparent that the main US ally in this war is those very same Nusrats.

      www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/05/ayman-al-zawahiri-discusses-al-qaedas-goal-of-building-an-is

      The website is a propaganda site for US adventurists. The story conveniently displays Ayman al-Zawahiri, current head of al Qaeda, in his statesmanlike configuration which could have been designed (and may have been) by the CIA, so well does it fit with the US requirement to get rid of the legitimate president of Syria.

      The war for the existence of Syria is also a war for the existence of Russia and Iran. There is no doubt that the US will relish the complete destruction of Syria and decades of chaos and confusion there. When the war is won on the battlefield, it will remain to be won against guerrillas hiding among psychotic elements of the population. Iraq and Libya are examples of the western strategy. Russia has the option to pull back inside its borders, but it will then lose the war. Iran does not have this option, it must fight.
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