Iran has officially acknowledged for the first time that its Revolutionary Guards have been deployed in Syria.
The commander in chief of the powerful group said that personnel from the Quds division were providing “intellectual and advisory help.”
He added that Iran might get involved militarily if its ally Syria came under attack.
General Mohammad Ali Jafari told a news conference: “Because of the special situation in Lebanon and Syria, a number of Quds forces have been in those countries. However, that does not mean we have a military presence there.”
More video purporting to show the latest government bombardment of rebel positions in Syria has appeared on social media websites.
It’s claimed this is Damascus, but there is more apparently from Homs and Aleppo.
Rebels near the Turkish border appear in a video obtained by the Reuters news agency, preparing for what they say is a big push to seize the northern province of Idlib.
They claim to have disabled two military airports in the province already.