Shahin Gobadi, spokesman of the main Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), exposing new details on the Iranian regime’s involvement in occupying the city of Aleppo, Syria.
Gobadi provided details on the number of Iranian forces in Aleppo, identified their commander and the operational command headquarters. He said Iranian Revolutionary Guards and mercenary militias were implicated in the most atrocious war crimes and crimes against humanity in the 21st century in Aleppo.
Fox News has obtained information stating that Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fighters are currrently in control of ground operations in Aleppo. This would confirm previous reports stating that Iran was in charge of a broad Shi’ite militia comprised of Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, Iraqi militias, and other Shi’ite soldiers from throughout the Middle East.
Iran has also sent countless Afghan migrants as mercenary ground soldiers to fight anonymously on behalf of the Assad regime.
On Tuesday, government ministers from Russia, Turkey and Iran met to discuss the future of Syria now that Aleppo has been definitively retaken by Assad’s forces. According to a Turkish official, the countries held the meeting to “understand the views of all three sides, laying out where we all stand and discuss where we go from here.”
The meeting made explicit Iran’s role in the conflict, which has not received the same level of attention as Russia’s sustained air bombing campaign, which began in September.
Iran’s military aid to Assad may constitute the vast majority of ground forces in Aleppo today.
According to detailed information obtained by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Tehran has established a military headquarters facility 20 miles southeast of Aleppo from which it creates and enacts military plans for the Syrian conflict.
The reports stated that Javad Ghafari, commander of the Quds Force (the foreign component of the IRGC), has been enacting the plans of IRGC chief Qassem Soleimani, who has been at the head of all Iranian involvement in the Syrian conflict.
The two men recently met with Assad, cementing the already-firm ties between the three.
“This report leaves no doubt that the Iranian regime is the primary obstacle to any solution in Syria,” Shahin Gobadi, said in a statement with FoxNews.com.
“The current situation in Aleppo and the role of the Iranian regime in the atrocities committed on the ground require the immediate expulsion of the IRGC and its mercenaries from Syria. By meddling in other countries the mullahs try to cover up their vulnerability at home. The survival of the [Iranian] regime has been intertwined with maintaining the Assad dictatorship in power in Syria.”
Additional reports have suggested that the Quds Force have also organized an umbrella group to control several Iraqi militias fighting in Syria.
U.S. officials have thus far refused to comment on Iran’s role in the ongoing conflict in Aleppo.