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Iran deploys 15,000 troops to support Assad in Syria
The Daily Star ^ | 4 June 2015

Posted on 06/04/2015 7:16:38 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Iran has sent 15,000 fighters to Syria to reverse recent battlefield setbacks for Syrian government troops and wants to achieve results by the end of the month, a Lebanese political source has told The Daily Star.

The militia force, made up of Iranians, Iraqis and Afghanis, the source said, have arrived in the Damascus region and in the coastal province of Latakia.

The source said the fighters are expected to spearhead an effort to seize areas of Idlib province, where the regime has suffered a string of defeats at the hands of a rebel-jihadi coalition.

Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds force, was in Latakia this week to shore up preparations for the campaign, the source said.

(Excerpt) Read more at albawaba.com ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
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Assad is running out of Alawites to fight for his regime, basically 1/3 of Alawite men of fighting age have been killed.
1 posted on 06/04/2015 7:16:38 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican; SunkenCiv

However, Iran cannot afford a Sunni Caliphate on its border.


2 posted on 06/04/2015 7:17:45 PM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush - stay outta da Bushesh)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Good. This is their sectarian religious fight, not ours


3 posted on 06/04/2015 7:20:11 PM PDT by Lorianne (fed pork, bailouts, gone taxmoney)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bump


4 posted on 06/04/2015 7:20:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: MinorityRepublican

Iran, Iraq, North Korea. Axis of Evil.

Enter the Community Organizer.

Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela. My Homies.


5 posted on 06/04/2015 7:25:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bkmrk.


6 posted on 06/04/2015 7:27:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The White House is now known as "Casa Blanca".)
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To: MinorityRepublican

How many did we send ?


7 posted on 06/04/2015 7:31:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
One of the reasons that is stated for why Germany's birthrate is so low is that they lost so many men in WWI and WWII that they never made up for with any type of German Baby Boom.

If lots of Middle East Muslim men are killed in battle, and there is no subsequent baby boom, then they could be looking at low birth rates. Then they can go back to being nomads drifting from oasis to oasis.

8 posted on 06/04/2015 7:44:02 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: MinorityRepublican

Great news. All scum is superior to ISIS scum. I hope they kill tens of thousands.


9 posted on 06/04/2015 7:44:07 PM PDT by The Toll
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If lots of Middle East Muslim men are killed in battle, and there is no subsequent baby boom, then they could be looking at low birth rates. Then they can go back to being nomads drifting from oasis to oasis.

Maybe the populations of Iraq and Syria will be decimated if the war continues but other places, not much of an impact at all...

10 posted on 06/04/2015 7:46:51 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Perdogg
My understanding is that ISIS threatens Assad which threatens Iran's regional ambitions. Seems like a good old fashioned mob/turf war hidden behind a religious facade.
11 posted on 06/04/2015 7:47:35 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a politically correct way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Huh? Dem critters breed like rabbits! There aren’t millions of Mohammeds running around for nuthin!


12 posted on 06/04/2015 7:56:30 PM PDT by gr8eman (Don't waste your energy trying to understand commies. Use it to defeat them!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Now Obama’s Insurgents (Terrorists) will be fighting Iran regular troops. Our proxy wars are getting more interesting each day


13 posted on 06/04/2015 8:28:20 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Maybe not, as Muslim men aren’t limited to one wife. They can have several pregnant wives at the same time.


14 posted on 06/04/2015 8:29:36 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: realcleanguy

15,000 professional ground troops landed and no one saw it coming ? What will they send into Yemen ?


15 posted on 06/04/2015 8:45:13 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is wonderful news!! I wish them the best of luck. please close my borders.


16 posted on 06/04/2015 8:46:29 PM PDT by mrs ippi
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To: KC_Lion

Ping.


17 posted on 06/04/2015 8:50:58 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Maybe the populations of Iraq and Syria will be decimated if the war continues”

And maybe muzzies from nests all over the world will go back there to fight for whichever side - who cares - and further reduce their numbers. This could actually help save modern civilization which is too wimpy and stupid to realize self-preservation is a GOOD thing.


18 posted on 06/04/2015 10:15:56 PM PDT by bluejean (The lunatics are running the asylum)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If I remember correctly, the Alawites are the Christian Syrians? So in other words, ISIL and the other counter Assad groups are going to eventually pull another genocide on another arab Christian group?


19 posted on 06/05/2015 12:06:22 AM PDT by Tailback
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To: MinorityRepublican

Great targets for air strikes in that division.


20 posted on 06/05/2015 12:18:14 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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