Commander: No Iranian Basij, IRGC forces in Iraq, Syria

We help the two countries at the request of their armies and we are just transferring our experience, but haven’t sent any forces to these states, Naghdi reiterated.

Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naghdi underlined Tehran’s military advisory role in Iraq and Syria, and said no Iranian Basij or IRGC forces have been sent to the two Arab states.

“As it was said before, Basij and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) play an advisory role on the resistance fronts and they are transferring their experiences to the fighters and this need is felt more in Syria and less in Iraq,” Naghdi said in an interview with Iran’s state-run TV on Sunday night.

“We help the two countries at the request of their armies and we are just transferring our experience, but haven’t sent any forces to these states,” he reiterated.

Naghdi, meantime, said that there are many Basiji and IRGC forces who have demanded to be deployed in Iraq and Syria to defend the Shiites’ holy shrines and the Iraqi and Syrian people against the terrorists, but they have not been dispatched to these countries.

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