More than 30 soldiers from an elite brigade of Iranian commandos were killed in battle in Syria just days after being deployed, reports say.
Senior commanders from Iran’s special forces Brigade 65 were among those killed, according to unofficial Syrian reports.
The video shows what Nusra said are Iranian special forces, as well as fighters from Lebanese and Iraqi militias who fought alongside them, running away from al-Eis amid Nusra’s intensive bombardment on their positions.
Arab activists, in posts on social media networks, said Iran has sent additional brigades to aid Brigade 65, which is known for its green berets. The activists said images of the Iranian fighters who were killed, in which they wore berets in different colors, was evidence of Iran’s deployment of reinforcements amid heavy losses.
Full article: Report: Iran special forces suffering heavy losses in Syria (World Tribune)