Thursday, November 5, 2015

Iranian losses in Syria 'triggering mutiny'

The steadily-rising casualty count among Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) troops sent to prop up beleaguered dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria is leading to "mutiny" among officers serving there, according to reports.

The Arabic Asharq al-Awsat claims a source close to the Guards told them some senior officers were refusing orders. Other more junior officers have already been court marshaled on charges of "mutiny and treason," the sources added.

Some 30 IRGC fighters have been killed in combat over the past several weeks, including four senior officers killed last month alone. (READ MORE)