Shi'ite Casualties Mount in Syria

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Ali Alfoneh - According to official death notices and press reports on funeral services held in Iran and Lebanon, 1,987 Shi'ite fighters (including Iranian military personnel) were killed in combat in Syria between January 19, 2012, and August 29, 2016. The fatalities include 965 Lebanese (Hizbullah), 438 Iranians, 429 Afghanis, 85 Pakistanis, and 70 Iraqis. The writer is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2016-09-01 00:00:00

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