Sunday, 4 June 2017
show the Syrian defense ministry has approved a bill asking Iran to provide the salaries of all foreign fighters involved in the war against Syrian rebels, according to a Turkish state TV and radio aired on June 1st. This document reveals the number of these foreign fighters at 88,733.
“The number of Shiite militias have increased significantly in the past two months. While a large number of these militias have been recruited by Iran, a relatively large number are also directly recruited by the Syrian government. We are talking about more than 50,000 militia members with different nationalities,” an informed official said.
Tehran provides an annual amount of $6 billion to the Assad regime, according to the United Nations.