Five Iranian Rev Guards officers killed in Aleppo battle – 40 total
In the last 48 hours, another five Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers were killed in the fierce battle for Aleppo for the recovery of which they are fighting alongside Syrian army and Hizballah forces. The latest victims are Hossein Aziz-Abadi, Amir Hossein Hivedi, Ruhollah Qorbani and Qadir Sarlak. This time, Tehran has not divulged their ranks or the names of their units. DEBKAfile: The IRGC has lost altogether 40 officers in this battle in the past three weeks.