(Worthy News) - Russia and Iran are coordinating the dispatch of military forces to Syria in an effort to save the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have sent hundreds of soldiers to Syria and Iran also coordinated with Moscow as Russian logistics military logistics forces began arriving in the coastal region of Syria in recent days to begin setting up bases for Russian fighter jets and combat helicopters.
The Iran-Russia coordination was likely discussed during a meeting last month between Quds Force commander Qassam Suleimani and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
Assad has suffered a series of crushing defeats in recent months at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Nusra Front and other rebel groups. According to Israeli intelligence, Assad currently controls just 25 to 30 percent at most of Syria, mostly in Damascus and the Syrian coastline, where the regime’s minority Alawite support base is centered. [ Source ]