There was an isolated report earlier this week that the Iranian military had moved armed units into Syria to help the Assad regime. Now there are reports that several “Farsi-speaking” commandos were captured in Dara’a, Syria. Farsi is the language spoken in Iran. Michael Ledeen reported this at The Tatler:
Dara’a. An eyewitness on BBC Arabic said that armed units speaking only Farsi descended upon Dara’a. They have smothered the walls of the al-Omari Mosque with their graffiti but several of them were captured. Another witness, Omar al-Masri, said that snipers took positions on rooftops and started shooting. He said Syrians converged in large numbers upon the rooftops and five snipers were captured. Al-Masri, confirmed the other eyewitness, and said that non-Syrians wearing all black were captured in al-Omari Mosque. They spoke only Farsi. The same eyewitness said that 25 Syrians are known to have died today in Dara’a and that many security people have resigned their positions in As-Sanamyn and Inkhil.
The protesters also claimed that pro-Iranian Hezbollah thugs were attacking the activsits in Syria. Zawya reported:
More than 100 people were killed on Wednesday alone, according to rights activists and witnesses. Even Syria’s arch-foe, Israel, “didn’t do this to us,” one protester said. “No to Iran, no to Hezbollah,” they chanted, accusing the Syrian regime of using members of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Shiite militant group Hezbollah for the killings in Daraa, a mainly Sunni tribal city near the border with Jordan.