The Iranian Pasdaran (Persian for Guards; metonym for Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution) a.k.a. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is involved militarily, on the ground, in Syria -- killing and getting killed to preserve the Bashar al-Assad sectarian regime. The presence of armed Pasdaran in Syria is considered by the majority of Syrians to be an unwanted sectarian occupation force.
The Pasdaran are waging war against the Syrians under the false pretext of protecting the late Lady Zeinab, daughter of Lady Fatimah and the Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad. According to Shiite beliefs, the Lady Zeinab is buried and enshrined in Sayyeda Zeinab, now a town named after Her in Damascus Province.
The true reason for the presence of the Pasdaran, Hezbollah, Iraqi and other alien Shiite militias in Syria is to protect the Iranian Khomeinist regime. Indeed, the fall of the Assad regime leads to the cornering and undermining of Hezbollah, and, subsequently, the weakening of the mullah regime of Tehran.
Syria is getting destroyed and the Syrians are dying by the hundreds of thousands so that the Iranian theocracy can stay in power -- it is that simple!
Here are pictures of some of the Pasdaran elements who fell in Syria under the misleading slogan of protecting the late Lady Zeinab:
|Reza Kargar Barzi|
|Mohammad Hassan Khalili|
|From left, Mahdi Khorasani and Ali Asghar Shanaei|
|Mohammad Hossein Atri|