Iran forms Liberation Army to deploy abroad

Iranian commander boasts forming militia groups including Afghans in Iraq and Syria

Iran forms Liberation Army to deploy abroad

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iran has formed what it calls the Liberation Army whose units will be deployed in Arab countries, according to reports.

Currently, Iran is involved in multiple conflicts where Shia and Sunni Muslims are locked in a power struggle, notably Syria and Yemen.

Mohammad Ali Al Falaki, who heads the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,  said in an interview published on Friday by Al Mashriq news that Iran is fighting on three fronts: Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

Iran "created the Liberation Army in Syria under the leadership of Qassem Soleimani", said Falaki, who leads forces in Syria. 

Soleimani is the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force.

It was not clear how large the Liberation Army would be.

“This army now fights on three fronts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen,” Gen. Falaki said.

Falaki explained that Iran’s aim is to train, supply and instruct these groups.

“The forces that belong to this army are not Iranians only, but in any place where there is a fight we organize, and supply the army from the people of the area,” and “It is not wise for our Iranian forces to be directly thrown into war in Syria, therefore our role should be limited to train, supply, and prepare the Syrians to fight in their areas.”

Source: Al Jazeera/Rudaw

 

 

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