According to Struan Stevenson President of the European Iraqi Freedom, the Iranian regime’s involvement in the Syrian conflict is increasing day by day. He says that there are now more than 60,000 troops from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), including 8,000 soldiers from the notorious terrorist Quds force and thousands of foreign mercenaries from Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Iran has become so deeply embroiled in propping up the bloody regime of Bashar al-Assad that they have now deployed a brigade of the Iranian army, the 65th Brigade known as Nohed or Green Berets, underlining their desperate attempts to prevent the overthrow of the dictator Assad. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has even appointed a senior mullah as his personal representative in Syria. Khamenei has personal representatives in each of Iran’s 31 Provinces and this latest appointment reinforces the view that the Iranian regime regards Syria as its 32nd Province, the defeat of which would be a major body blow to Tehran. The chief of staff of the Iranian military, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, arrived in Damascus on April 30 to assume direct command of the Iranian, Syrian and Hezbollah forces fighting in Syria.
He added: A recent video produced by the IRGC has called for the recruitment of teenagers and child soldiers for the battle. The video sickeningly depicts helmeted and uniformed children singing a chilling song that includes the words: “On my leader Ali Khamenei’s orders I am ready to give my life. The goal is not just to free Iraq and Syria. My path is through the sacred shrine in Syria, but my goal is to reach Jerusalem.”
The propaganda and lyrics are disturbingly familiar to tactics used by Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war, when tens of thousands of youngsters were sent needlessly to their deaths on the battlefronts. Mr. Stevenson concluded that It is time to recognize that Iranian meddling in Syria and Iraq lies at the root of the conflict, and this message will be echoed on July 9 at the “Free Iran” international gathering in Paris, which is expected to draw some 100,000 participants including hundreds of politicians from various political factions throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the US.
The Iranian regime must be evicted from both Syria and Iraq if we are to open a pathway to peace.
According to Associated France Press, May 7, Thirteen military advisers with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have been killed in Syria in recent days and 21 others wounded, Iranian media reported on Saturday.
All were from Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran, Hossein Ali Rezayi, a Guards spokesman in the region, told ISNA and Fars news agencies.
The casualties happened in Khan Tuman village some 10 kilometers (six miles) southwest of the battleground city of Aleppo, according to a Guards statement, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Around 30 pro-regime troops were killed in the battle, said the Britain-based Observatory which relies on a network of sources in Syria.
On Saturday May 7, the Iranian-Canadians of Ottawa dedicated their weekly protest at the Parliament Hill and across from Prime Minister's office to the massacre in Aleppo- Syria and stood in solidarity with the Syrian people. They condemned the massacre and bombardment of Aleppo in Syria by Bashar Assad and rise of executions, tortures and arrests in Iran. They also stood is solidarity with the jailed, teachers, workers, and political prisoners on hunger strike. They demanded serious measures from the West. They also condemned Russia and the Iranian regime's role in destruction of Syria.
The Iranian Resistance on May 6 called on all human rights organizations, especially the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on torture, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, to condemn the cruel punishments in Iran and urged immediate and effective measures to prevent blinding the second eye of Mojtaba Saheli, 31 year old man in Ward 2 of Gohardasht Prison in the city of Karaj.
The regime’s henchmen blinded his other eye with Acid on March 3, 2015 and now after 14 months that he has been unable to pay the Diyeh (blood money) specified by the Iranian regime's Sharia, he is about to lose his second eye as well.
A tragic story has been in the front pages of many Iranian dailies about a 45year-old man named Ali Shafie suffering from severe pain trying to get care at the neighborhood hospital. The hospital refused to take him in citing his expired insurance coverage. Ali was required to pay an amount of about $100 as a deposit to be admitted, but since he couldn’t come up with the money, he was unable to receive care. Ali Shafie who is married and has two young children jumped out of the window of the 4th floor of the hospital on April 29. He is in coma right now.
Based on reports obtained by the Iranian Resistance, pol. prisoners Jafar Azimzadeh, a worker’s rights activist, and another pol. Prisoner, Ismail Abdi, Secretary General of Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA) are well in the second week of their hunger strike.They said that they are protesting against the “crackdown on civil activities and gatherings and strikes by workers and teachers, wages below the poverty line, a ban on independent and free gatherings to mark International Workers’ Day and Teachers Day in Iran and violations of basic rights of Iran’s workers and teachers”. Their hunger strike started on April 29 and they stated that it will continue indefinitely. Ali Moezzi, another political prisoner and a relative of some members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) – Iran’s main opposition group – also has joined the hunger strike in solidarity with the others. Teacher Mahmoud Beheshti Langaroudi, former secretary general and current speaker of Iran’s teachers’ union, is presently imprisoned in Evin Prison and on hunger strike since April 20. He's on a dry hunger strike meaning he's not even drinking fluids. There are reports that he's been transferred to hospital today. Afshin Sohrabzadeh is also on hunger strike in Minab prison. The Iranian regime has arrested his brother Kaveh in order to break Afshin.