Members of the Free Syrian Army attend a weapons training session outside Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo)The Afghan lawmakers in the upper house of the parliament ordered probe into the alleged recruitment of Afghan refugees by Iran to fight in Syria.

Afghan senate house speaker, Fazal Hadi Muslimyar also asked Afghan government to seek clarification from Iran in this regard.

Muslimyar said the poor Afghan refugees are recruited and sent to fight in Syria where they are killed and the government of Afghanistan should resolve the issue.

According to reports, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has recruited thousands of Afghan refugees to fight against the rebel forces in Syria.

Afghan refugees are also granted Iranian residency, $500 a month, school registration for their children and charity card to help the Assad regime, an Afghan religious leader Ayatullah Mohaghegh Kabuli quoted by The Wall Street Journal said.

This comes as a video also circulated in internet earlier last year which showed the dead bodies of several foreign fighters in Syria including Afghan nationals.

Syria armed opposition forces claimed in the video that the dead bodies belong to Iran however an Afghan identity card could also be seen with one of the victim.


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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.