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Official: More Than 1,000 Iranian Soldiers Killed in Syria

An Iranian official said Tuesday that more than 1,000 of the country's soldiers have been killed in Syria after Tehran decided to back the government side in the civil war. Iran has been sending soldiers to fight in Syria since early on in the conflict, which has been ongoing for more than five years. But the number of Iranian soldiers killed has risen sharply in just the past four months, from 400 in July to the 1,000 reported this week, coinciding with the increased Iranian presence...

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