Dozens of Afghans killed while fighting in Syria last week
By Khaama Press - Wed Dec 24 2014, 8:35 am
The Afghan nationals were reportedly killed by the Syrian rebels during clashes in Aleppo last week.
The Syrian Observatory for Human rights, scores of Afghan nationals were also kidnapped by the rebels fighting under the umbrella of the Free Syrian Army.
Assad has deferred to Iran to help the Syrian regime in its recruitment of Afghan fighters to assist the military on the ground in key battles, according to International Business Times.
According to reports, some 3,000 Afghan nationals have been deployed to take part in the ongoing Syria conflict.
The Afghan militants are fighting on both sides of the Syrian war, in support of the Syria Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.
Informed sources in the Afghan government have also confirmed that the number includes Iranian-backed Shiites fighting a proxy war in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and against Islamic State and other rebel groups.
The participation of Afghan militants in Syria war has sparked concerns among the Afghan officials some will return to fight in Afghanistan under Islamic State’s banner.