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      Archive: 3/15/2013
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        3/15/2013, Nisan 4, 5773

      Significant Increase in Iranian Support for Assad


      There has been a significant increase in Iranian military aid to the government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, a Western diplomat said Friday. The diplomat said the Tehran government and Russia have supported the Damascus regime since the beginning of the civil war, and that it is only because of this support that Assad has been able to survive.

      The diplomat said the Islamic Republic is trying to win the war for Syria by sending weapons that are preferable to those held by the rebels and has thereby brought the fighting in Syria to an advanced stage.