13 Iranian military advisers died in Syria

Tehran, May 8 (IANS) Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said on Saturday that 13 of its military advisers have been killed recently Syrian conflicts, Press TV reported.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the IRGC said that 21 other Iranians were also wounded in the clashes.

They were killed and injured in the town of Khan Tuman, south of the Syrian province of Aleppo.

The Nusra rebels unleashed a wide-scale offensive on the town of Khan Tuman in the Syrian city of Aleppo over the past two days, succeeding eventually to take control of the town.

Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city and once an economic hub, has been carved out between the government in the western part of the city and the rebels in the east.

Iran, a major regional ally of the Syrian government in its fight against the militant groups, has earlier announced the presence of its military advisors in Syria.

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