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  9/27/2012, Tishrei 11, 5773

Iran Tries to Brake Kurdish Support of Syrian Rebels

Major-General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Al-Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards is on a visit to the city of Suleimaniyah in the Iraqi Kurdish region that was not announced by the Tehran government, according to Kurdish sources in northern Iraq, quoted Thursday by the Al-Arabiya network. Suleimani  reportedly met with influential senior Kurds with the aim of stopping the region's support for the Free Syrian Army, which is fighting the army of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

There was no confirmation of the report from any other source.