Iran calls troops home as hardship bites
The Sunday Times / Uzi Mahnaimi, David Jones
07-Oct-2012 (one comment)

A collapsing currency and soaring food prices, fuelled by UN sanctions, have brought panic and dissent to the streets

IRAN has withdrawn 275 members of a covert operations unit from Syria as it faces an economic crisis at home and bitter criticism about the cost of its support for President Bashar al-Assad.

The men belong to a brigade known as Unit 400, part of Iran’s elite Quds (Jerusalem) force, which has fought alongside Assad’s security apparatus against Sunni rebels.

They flew out of Syria last week, according to a western intelligence source, whose information was confirmed by a relative of a Unit 400 officer.

The withdrawal was seen in some quarters as a sign of waning confidence among Iran’s Shi’ite leaders in Assad’s ability to survive the revolt.

It came as Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, faced an unexpected challenge...

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سوریه را رها کن فکری به حال ما کن


After spending billions of dollars to keep Syria and helping Teerorist Assad kill 30000 innocent Syrians, IRI is forced to cut its losses and run to protect a falling regeme at home