Tehran releases names of fighters killed in Syria

Tehran releases names of fighters killed in Syria
Iran has released the names of two fighters killed fighting near Daraa in southwest Syria.
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14 February, 2015
The Iranian fighters were killed near Daraa [Anadolu]
Tehran released today the names of two Iranian fighters killed in clashes in Kafr Nasij region, northwest of Daraa governorate in southern Syria, on Thursday 12 February.

Iranian Fars News Agency's (FNA) website said Ali Sultan Moradi and Abbas Abdul Lahi were part of a group known as the "Islam Front" that had "joined the struggle to safeguard holy sites in Syria".

The news agency said the bodies of the two fighters remained in the possession of what it called "terrorists".

Iranian officials have previously announced the deaths of a number of Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRG) military commanders in Syria and Iraq. The commanders were said to have been providing military advice to support the battle against the Islamic State group.

Fierce clashes [AR] erupted in rural parts of Daraa at the end of last week after Syrian regime forces, supported by Hizballah and IRG fighters, tried to seize control of strategic locations in cities and town on the boundaries between Daraa and Quneitra governorates.

This article is an edited translation from our Arabic edition.