intelligence services are advising and assisting the Syrian military in order to preserve Bashar al- Assad's hold on power . According to ThoughtCo, Why Iran support the Syrian regime , by Primoz Manfreda, describe both countries their similarities and why they support their similarities, he said, “Iran and Syria resent the US influence in the Middle East , both have supported Palestinian resistance against Israel, and both had shared a bitter common enemy in the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein .” (Manfreda, 2014). B oth allies backed Palestinian groups opposed to negotiations with Israel, such as Hamas. After the US invasion of Iraq, Iran and Syria worked to prevent the emergence of a US-dependent regime in Baghdad that could pose a threat. Countries that have similarities will eventually get along very well. According to Internal Relationship , The Syrian Conflict , it talks about the current situation of Syria and who’s involve and what they’re doing about it, it said, “ Iranian leaders have sent members of the Revolutionary Guards into Syria to help al-Assad hold onto power.” (International Relationship,2016). Iran supports the Assad regime and has sent armies to Syria. According to The Hill, The Syria conflict fanned by Iran , by Shahriar Kia, it talks about how Iran is expanding its involvement with Syria, she said “The Revolutionary Guards has now dispatched a conglomerate of more than 60,000 troops on the ground, consisting of 8,000 notorious Quds Force members, thousands of foot-soldiers and mercenaries from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan.” (Kia, 2016). Iran sent many guards in order to help the Assad army. It also said, “Iran send support President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against opposition forces. Iran’s strongest state ally in the region has 8
been Al-Assad. He is believed to not only support Iran, but also Hezbollah in Lebanon, an organization quite close to Iran” (Kia, 2016.). Hezbollah receives much of its financial support, along with military weapons from Iran and Syria. The Iran-Syrian relationship is one of the most established alliances in the Middle East. Iran has continued to support Syria, and Syria has been a consistent ally to Iran. Syria and Iraq have similarities on ISIS. According to? “T he Iraqi security forces were not well-trained or well-equipped to fight ISIS, which had grown in power due to their actions in the civil war in neighboring Syria.” According to CNN, Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which ones don't, by Michael Martinez, it estimates the number of refugees from Syria that are welcomed to other countries, he said, “ Like Syria, Iraq has been torn by attacks launched by ISIS, the extremist Islamist group that has captured portions of both countries for what it calls its Islamic caliphate.” (Martinez, 2015). Even though ISIS has a small portion of land in Iraq, almost 250,000 Syrian refugees live in Iraq. According to The Middle East Voices, INSIGHT: Iraq’s Tensions Heightened by Syria Conflict, by Paul Salem, it explains why Iraq
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