This short documentary film talks about the Iranian regime’s brutal military occupation of Syria as part of its regional “Islamic nation” and the regime’s view of Syria as Iran’s ‘35th province’.
The voiceover states: “Syria is the 35th province of Ali Khamenei, whose Revolutionary Guards pursue Iran’s warmongering and export of terrorism, with the IRGC troops seen marching and chanting: ‘Allah Akbar. I sacrifice my life for the supreme leader.’
When the Syria revolution erupted in 2011, Ali Khamenei officially dispatched the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC] to Syria to protect Bashar Assad’s regime. The IRGC headquarters and barracks are situated 35 kilometers southeast of Aleppo in Aleppo province and five kilometers south of Al-Safirah at the ‘Behuth’ base. This military base was formerly one of the Assad regime’s most important industrial centers [it is a massive industrial complex] for the production of chemical weapons materials, storage, and missiles for mass destruction.
Brigadier General Seyyed Javad Ghaffari of IRGC, the commander of this base, is one of the Iranian commanders [with experience of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war]. He has led the military command of Aleppo and Syria’s northern front for the past three years. The Beaut and military base is one of the primary fixed locations of Iran’s IRGC-affiliated Al Saberon Brigades, who are equipped with armored personnel carriers and 157mm-caliber Katyusha multiple rocket launchers. Each of the militias affiliated to the IRGC has its own independent offices in the massive complex, with the office of the Tehran-backed Afghan Fatemiyoun militia, led by IRGC Brigadier-General Amirpour, located approximately 500 meters from the IRGC’s main office there. There are also Lebanese Hezbollah forces stationed at this base, which they use for planning terrorist operations.
The IRGC headquarters and main offices in Tehran and in eastern parts of the country [Iran] track Afghans living in Iran and recruit them in different ways, such as threats and luring them with incentives into enrolling to go to Syria. In many cases, Afghani prisoners are condemned to execution if they won’t go to Syria.
Under the command of the IRGC, a number of Iraqi militias have been sent to Syria, including Al-Nujaba, the Badr organization, Sarayaye Khorasani, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, and Khataeb Hezbollah. They first travel from Iraq to southwest Iran in Abadan city (in the Ahwaz region) and are sent from there to Syria by Mahar Airplanes.
The results of Iran’s meddling in the Syrian revolution to date are: over 500,000 people dead, more than 12 million displaced, more than 15,000 children dead, more than 600,000 children orphaned, more than 1,500 medical personnel killed, four cities completely leveled and destroyed, namely Aleppo, Hama, Homs, and Daraa.
For all these reasons, the IRGC must be designated and listed as a terrorist entity on international terrorism registries.”