Free Syria Army claims capture of Iranian agents in Homs

January 27, 2012 12:41

The Free Syria Army, an armed opposition group fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, has released a video purporting to show seven Iranians, including five members of the Revolutionary Guard, captured in Homs, Al Arabiya reported on Friday.

“I am Sajjad Amirian, a member the Revolutionary Guards of the Iranian armed forces. I am a member of the team in charge of cracking down on protesters in Syria and we receive our orders directly from the security division of the Syrian Air Force in Homs,” Al Arabiya quoted one of the captives as saying.

“I urge Mr. [Iranian Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei to work on securing our release and return to our homes,” he added.

The Jerusalem Post could not independently confirm the veracity of this report.

The Free Syria Army said that said five of the men were military agents working with Syrian Air Force intelligence and two showed “civilian status” as employees in a Homs power plant. The opposition group added that all seven men entered Syria during the uprising. It said it would release the two civilians soon, Al
Arabiya reported.

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