An extensive role in the fall of Aleppo, was played by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, building a network of bases around the city, and directing militiamen from Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan to do the killing, was revealed by an Iranian opposition groups in a new intelligence report.
The largest opposition group to those who rule Iran,The People’s Mujahedeen of Iran, or MEK say, “The fact is that Aleppo has been occupied by the IRGC and its mercenaries.” They also allege that, “Mass executions, preventing the transfer of the civilians, including women and children, [and] attacking the civilians has all been done by the forces of the mullahs’ regime.”
According to The Washington Times, the MEK says that the Corps amassed an army of 25,000 Iranian and militia troops in and around Aleppo. Cash transferred from Tehran to Damascus was received by homegrown Syrian mercenaries.
President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (which includes MEK) Maryam Rajavi, said Tehran’s actions show a “complicity in the most atrocious war crimes and crimes against humanity in the 21st century.”
The U.N. estimated the death toll in Syria’s civil war at 400,000. In the Battle of Aleppo, more than 30,000 have died in the last urban rebel holdout against President Bashar Assad’s regime.
President Obama said last week, “The blood for these atrocities are on their hands,” in reference to Iran, Russia and the Syrian regime.