Tehran's Shia Foreign Legions

(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) Ali Alfoneh - Based on press reports of funeral services held in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon for Shia foreign fighters killed in Syria and Iraq, 535 Iranian nationals were killed in combat in Syria between January 2012 and January 2018. In comparison, at least 841 Afghan, 112 Iraqi, 1,213 Lebanese Hizbullah (including 75 officers), and 153 Pakistani Shia foreign fighters were killed in Syria during the same period. The writer is a nonresident senior fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council.

2018-01-31 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive