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Eight Iranians killed in Syria

Eight Iranians, two of them Revolutionary Guards forces, have been killed in Syria in recent days after Tehran increased its advisory missions to help Damascus, a guards spokesman said Friday, according to AFP.

"Two guards forces, Abdollah Bagheri and Amin Karimi, were killed yesterday and today on a mission in Syria," General Ramezan Sharif was quoted by the semiofficial Fars news agency as saying.

Bagheri, 33, was former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's personal bodyguard and was killed in the northern city of Aleppo.

General Sharif said five or six volunteers were also killed,  according to the Youth Journalist Club, a state television website. (READ MORE)