Iranian regime’s state owned media confirmed the death of another senior Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander, brigadier general Jabbar Darisawi in Syria.
Ahvaznovin.ir reported that the body of Darisawi was buried in Ahvaz on Thursday, but failed to mention when the top commander of the IRGC was killed in Syria. Regime sources confirm that the general was killed while defending the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque. “Former Commander of Jafar Tayar Garrisson and the Intelligence Deputy of Karbala Battalion was martyred while defending the shrine of Prophet Zaynab,” Ahvaznovin.ir reported.
The clerical regime denies its troops fighting in Syria, but admits it provides military consultant to Bashr Assad regime and has troops to protect sacred shrines, however, many intelligence agencies have confirmed that Iran’s Quds force and Labense Hezbollah militia have thousands troops fighting anti-Assad forces in Syria.
Syrian opposition have reported the capture of many IRGC agents, and at one point close to 50 IRGC agents captured by Free Syrian Army were released in exchange for the release of thousands of Syrian opposition prisoners.
Before, in May another IRGC, brigadier general Abdollah Eskandari was also killed in Syria. Prior to Eskandari, Brig-Gen Mohammad Jamali-Paqaleh another top commander of the paramilitary arm of the IRGC (Qods force) was also killed in Syria.
Many blame Iran’s direct military involvement in Syria (VIDEO BELOW) in the spill-over of violence to neighbouring country, and the recent surge in Sunni extremist groups such as Islamic State, ISIS.
Multiple bombing attacks on the Iranian interests in Lebanon show the level of anger against Iran’s involvement in the Syrian bloody civil war. Earlier in October, Baluchi Sunni groups in Iran killed 14 Iranian border guards in an apparent retaliation to Iran’s killing of Sunnis in Syria.
Top regime officials have outspokenly expressed that the clerical regime’s sheer existence depends on the Syrian dictatorship. “If the enemy seeks to take over Syria or Khuzestan[Iran’s Arabestan province], Syria would be our priority. If Syria is lost, we won’t be able to hold Tehran,” Mehdi Taeb, among Khamenei’s inner circle admitted.
This week, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Monday lashed out at regional rival Iran, accusing the Shiite powerhouse of having forces inside Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and insisting that Iran is “part of the problem” in trying to defuse the myriad Mideast crises.