Syrian Regime Sending Militia Troops to Iran for Combat Training

At least 50,000 militiamen have reportedly been sent to Iran for training; the program has been described as an open secret by those loyal to President Bashar Assad.

The Syrian government is sending members of its irregular militias for guerrilla combat training at a secret base in Iran, in a move to bolster its armed forces drained by two years of fighting and defections, fighters and activists said.