Four Iran army special forces troops killed in Syria: agency

April 11, 2016 1:13 PM

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DUBAI Four soldiers in Iran's regular army were killed in Syria, the Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, only a week after Tehran announced the deployment of army commandos to help President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war there.

Tehran is Assad's main regional ally and has provided military and economic support to his fight against rebel groups and Islamic State militants.

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