Over 2,000 Iran-Trained Afghan Fighters Killed in Syria in 5 Years

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Source: ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

Over a 2,000 Iran-trained Afghan “volunteers” died in Syria during their participation in the fighting alongside the country’s regime in the past five years, said an Afghan official according to Iranian media.

The “Fatimid Brigade” is comprised of Shi’ite Afghan recruits. They are considered the bulk of forces trained by Iranian officers to fight in Syria.

Zohair Mojahed, an Afghan official in the brigade, said that over 2,000 members of the force were killed while 8,000 others were wounded during the five years that they have been operating in Syria.

Iranian state television had in recent years broadcast reports on Afghan fighters taking part in the conflict in Syria, reported Agence France Presse.

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