Tehran helping Damascus confront US, Israel: Iranian general

The deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Tuesday that his forces in Syria would strengthen the country's regime because it is "on the front facing the American and Israeli enemies," adding that the IRGC's presence and its assistance to the Syrian army are strategically important. Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami added that Iran is assisting Syrian President Bashar Assad in four ways: strategic assistance, including aid to the Syrian army; operational support in the war against rebel groups; tactical assistance, such as deployment of Iranian troops; and logistical, technical and organizational support.
Salami also said that recent Iranian television footage showing tunnels containing launchers and long-range missiles was filmed some time ago, and that Iran's newest underground facilities have yet to be revealed.  

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