A brigade of the Syrian liberation army took prisoner 48 Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, and warned Tehran over its support for the Alawite regime.
Freedom fighters of the al-Baraa Brigade of the Free Syrian Army captured 48 of the shabiha [militiamen] of Iran who were on a reconnaissance mission in Damascus. During the investigation, the freedom fighters found that some of them were officers in the Revolutionary Guards. They demonstrated documents taken from one of the Iranian soldiers.
"We warn Iran that we will target all its installations in Syria... The fate of all Iranians working in Syria will be just like the fate of those, either prisoners, or dead," an FSA officer said.
"They are 48, in addition to an Afghan interpreter," said the officer, who is the FSA chief in the east Damascus suburb of Ghouta, adding that the prisoners were members of a 150-strong group sent by Iran for reconnaissance on the ground.