Tehran to discuss issue of military advisers captured in Syria’s Aleppo

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) will discuss what happened with the Iranian military in Khan Tuman and the ways to return the captured Iranians, according to a source close to the SNSC.

TEHRAN (Sputnik) — Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) is expected to discuss the situation with the country’s military advisers, who have been reportedly captured by terrorists in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Monday, a source close to the SNSC told Sputnik.

On Saturday, Iranian media reported about a number of advisers captured by the terrorists from the al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front near Syria’s Khan Tuman settlement, located near the city of Aleppo.

“Today, the committee will discuss what happened with the Iranian military in Khan Tuman and the ways to return the captured Iranians. The relevant decisions will be made,” the source said.

Earlier in May, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Sputnik that Iran’s involvement in Syria’s conflict was limited to sending military advisers who consulted the Syrian army and allied militia on anti-terrorism fight.

Nusra Front, outlawed in Russia, is one of the extremist groups that Syria government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been fighting since 2011, in addition to fighting numerous opposition factions in the country.

By Sputnik News