Iranian soldiers seen in photos ‘on Israel-Lebanon border’

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards soldier poses near the what is purportedly the Lebanese border with Israel. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

Recently-released pictures on social media appear to show Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards on the border between Israel and Lebanon.

Earlier this month, an Iranian blog released similar photos, claiming that they were taken in southern Lebanon in late October.

The blog was titled “We are arriving... near the Mother of Corruption, the accursed Israel; soon we will pass over their bodies, Allah willing,” according to MEMRI, a U.S.-based site that translates Arabic and Persian media reports, in addition to several other languages.

Shiite Iran says it has sent military advisers to assist Syria and Iraq in battling Sunni-led rebels and extremist groups, but has denied sending any combat forces to either country.

On Sunday, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander was been killed during a battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group in Iraq, according to the Guard.

Brig. Gen. Hamid Taqavi was “martyred while performing his advisory mission to confront ISIS terrorists in Samarra,” said a statement posted on the Guard’s website.

 

(With the Associated Press)

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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