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  5/17/2014, Iyar 17, 5774

Iran Recruiting Afghans to Fight in Syria


Iran has been recruiting thousands of Afghan refugees to fight in Syria, offering them $500 a month and Iranian residency, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing Afghans and Western officials.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) recruits and trains Shiite militias to fight in Syria. Details of their recruitment efforts were posted this week on a blog focused on Afghan refugees in Iran and confirmed by the office of Grand Ayatollah Mohaghegh Kabuli, an Afghan religious leader in the Iranian holy city of Qom.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)