Iran official: More Iranian military advisers sent to Syria to help President Assad's army

October 27, 2015 6:57 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian official says the Revolutionary Guard has sent more military advisers to Syria to help President Bashar Assad in the fight against insurgents.

Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guard's deputy leader, says this has led to more Iranian deaths in the conflict. Salami didn't give any specifics for the Iranian death toll or for the number of troops dispatched.

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