Iran commander warns of plot over Syria militants

Credible intelligence shows that the Western and Arab countries sponsoring the terrorists in Syria have devised plans to block the return of the foreign militants in Syria to their home countries, a top Iranian commander says.

“Precise and documented information indicates that European and Arab [intelligence] services have, based on several scenarios, devised plans in such a way that the terrorists dispatched to Syria will not be able to return to their home countries…and become entrapped in the region,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said on Saturday.

“Another scenario in this respect is to eliminate the terrorists who somehow manage to return to their own countries. Therefore, the people in European countries will soon witness the suspicious deaths of these individuals,” he added.

“The ultimate loser in the war against the Syrian government and nation will be the aggressors, and the terrorist acts of the Takfiris and the mercenary murderers will finally boomerang on the governments sponsoring them,” Jazayeri pointed out.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. Damascus says the Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – have been fuelling the unrest by providing militants with money and weapons.

According to formal intelligence and security reports by European states and the Syrian government, thousands of militants in Syria are foreigners.

On January 29, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that the foreign-backed terrorist groups in Syria have launched camps “to train” extremist militants to go back to their countries and attack targets in Western states.

He estimated that there are now about 26,000 extremists in Syria, saying the militants are from some 50 countries, including European states.

By Press TV


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