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Rebellion within Iranian revolutionary Guard because of Syria

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Getting fired and prohibited from practicing all governmental jobs in the case of rejecting to participate in missions in Syria did not prevent a number of Iranian Revolutionary Guards' leaders from refusing to go Syria, Ash-Sharq al-Awsat daily quoted a well-informed Iranian source as saying.

The source added that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards referred a number of officers to military courts after they refused to join the war in Syria.

The rebellion this security apparatus is witnessing did not surprise observers especially amidst information that dozens of Iranian Revolutionary Guards' members have been killed in Syria, including 30 officers who were killed during the past two weeks.

Despite Iran's attempts to prevent such news from surfacing, Iranian news agencies close to the Revolutionary Guards said Colonel Ezzatollah Soleimani and Major Sajjad Hosseini were among those killed.
The death of top Iranian commander Hossein Hamedani near Syria's Aleppo in October came as a painful blow to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

This rebellion is expanding amidst the Baloch community as an Iranian news report by the opposition website Rose Online said the Revolutionary Guards are trying to exploit the community's poverty and marginalization to recruit youths to send them to the war in Syria despite the community's rejection.

Rebellion, especially amidst youths, is greatly worrying the Revolutionary Guards' administration, especially that such acts violate the combat ideology which it adopts in defense of velayat-e faqih inside and outside Iran.