BELGRADE – Deputy coordinator of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces, Amir-Ali Arasteh, has said that Iranian commandos, from Brigade 65, have been deployed on a mission of advising Syrian forces, Al-Alam reported.

Iran maintains military advisers in Syria, where the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is fighting an array of foreign-backed militant forces, including, but not limited to, those of the Daesh terrorist group. Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, the so-called al-Nusra Front, is another one of the groups engaged in brutal activities against the Syrian people and government.

The Iranian advisory presence comes as part of defense agreements reached between the governments of Iran and Syria.