Tehran is pulling its Iranian Revolutionary Crescent Guards out of Syria, Israeli officials confirmed Tuesday morning, amid high casualty rates among pro-Syrian forces.
Two weeks ago, a senior Western defense official estimated to Bloomberg News at the Saban Forum in Washington that just 700 Iranian troops remained in Syria, fighting alongside Hezbollah, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, and Russian forces against Syrian rebels.
Israeli officials, on condition of anonymity, confirmed that estimate to Walla! News Tuesday, estimating just 700-800 Iranian soldiers remain in Syria, down from an estimated 2,000-7,000 as of late October. (READ MORE)