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Iran helped Damascus suppress rebellion?(United Press International)
AHVAZ, Iran, May 16 (UPI) — Iranian military forces are training Syrian troops to help put down a wave of deadly demonstrations across the country, an Iranian opposition leader said.
Syrian troops are roaming the streets of the country to curb anti-government demonstrations that have raged throughout the country. Hundreds of people have been killed or injured in the protests.
Ammar al-Qurabi, the head of Syria’s National Organization of Human Rights, told Asharq al-Awsat during the weekend that Syrian authorities have turned the country into a “huge prison.”
Nasir Jabr, a spokesman for the opposition Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz in western Iran, told the pan-Arab daily newspaper that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps have been training Syrian forces since 2009.