Iranian forces arrive in Syria to fight in Idlib: source

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A source has confirmed to Al Arabiya English that Iranian troops have been moved to of Idlib to fight alongside regime forces in Syria's last major rebel stronghold.

The source said there were assurances to the leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards that the operations would begin within days after Russia began air strikes on the province.

The source did not specify the number of Iranian troops, but confirmed that dozens of Revolutionary Guards and Basij militia militants arrived in Syria on Wednesday.

This comes as a summit is set to be held in the Iranian capital Tehran in the presence of the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran regarding Syria.

The Russian military on Wednesday confirmed air strikes were carried out on Syria’s last major militants stronghold Idlib with warplanes targeting the “terrorist” al-Nusra Front on Tuesday.

“Four planes of the Russian group at the Hmeimim airbase inflicted strikes by high-precision weapons on objects of the al-Nusra Front terrorist group in the Idlib province,” the Russian military’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

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