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Iran Holds Funeral For 10 More Soldiers Killed In Syrian War


Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that a funeral ceremony has been held in the city of Qom for 10 soldiers who were killed while fighting in Syria.

The November 10 report said the families and relatives of the deceased soldiers, as well as authorities and local citizens, attended the funeral about 130 kilometers south of Tehran.

It called the soldiers "defenders of the shrine," but did not identify them or provide additional details about how they died.

In August, Iran said the families of at least 400 soldiers killed while fighting as members of Iranian brigades in Syria were referred for financial support.

Iran provides military and political backing to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying it is defending Shi'ite shrines.

Based on reporting by AP and IRNA
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