Video shows Iran aiding Syrian regime’s fight against rebels

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from CBS,

Hadi Baghbani, a Tehran cameraman, filmed members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard fighting in the Syrian civil war

Iran has long denied that it is directly involved in the Syrian civil war, but that is a lie. CBS News has photographic proof that Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is engaged in combat alongside Syrian government forces to put down a popular revolt that began two-and-a-half years ago.

Why does it matter? A human rights group reported Thursday that the death toll in the war has now reached 120,000, including nearly 43,000 civilians. And the State Department told CBS News one-third of Syrians have now lost their homes – the equivalent of 100 million Americans being displaced. We’ve seen rare pictures of Iranian advisers in Syria before, but we haven’t seen them fighting like this: Members of the elite Revolutionary Guard on the frontlines of Syria’s civil war.

The video was shot by Hadi Baghbanis, a Tehran cameraman who was invited to film a guard unit under the command of 33-year-old Mohsen Ismail Haideri, who offers a guided tour on camera of his battle sector on the outskirts of Aleppo.

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