LAST_UPDATESat, 23 Jun 2018 9pm

Iranian Military Chief Visits Frontline Near Aleppo

BEIRUT:  Iran’s military chief of staff visited a frontline position near the Syrian city of Aleppo, a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported on Friday, during a visit that has underlined Tehran’s deep military role in Syria.

General Mohammad Baqeri visited the frontline position with a number of Iranian officers. Neighboring Israel has expressed concern over Iran’s role in Syria, where Iranian fighters and Iran-backed groups such as Hezbollah have played a major role fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

- Reuters