Syrian opposition: 60,000 foreigners fighting for Assad

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 1, 2013 09:44




There are currently 60,000 foreign fighters who have entered Syria to wage battle on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to a spokesperson for the opposition.

Haithem al-Mallah, a senior figure in the Syrian opposition, told the Kuwaiti daily Alrai that the Syrian government is being aided by militiamen from Iran, Hezbollah, Iraq, and Yemen.

Al-Mallah told Alrai that the Syrian military is no longer capable of matching the rebels on the ground. While the army is using long-range bombardment and airstrikes, it is the Shi'ite fighters from abroad who are engaging the rebels in close-quarter combat, according to al-Mallah.


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