Syrian Protesters Claim to Have Captured Five Iranian Revolutionary Guards

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Translated from the original Arabic by Al Mutarjim

Syrian sources announced that residents of the city of Dara'a were able to capture five elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards who participated in suppressing the peaceful demonstrations protesting the regime of Bashar al-Asad in Syria, alongside with elements form Hezbollah and Syrian security forces, according to what was reported by the website "Beirut Observer."

The sources stated: "Residents of Dara'a are holding the five elements in a secret location, and contacted one of the satellite television stations, believe to be al-Jazeera, in order to communicate with them to show the video tape of the prisoners. However, they were surprised half an hour later by Syrian security forces, who demolished the house of one of those who was contacting the satellite station."

The sources pointed out that, "The Iranian prisoners confessed that each element receives the sum of one million Syrian lira monthly from the Syrian authorities in exchange for participating in suppressing the protesters."

The sources also stated: "The Syrian security forces are sweeping the city of Dara'a to find those elements before the residents are able to show the video tape and expose the Syrian regime."

Previous news reports spoke of Mahir al-Asad, the brother of Bashar al-Asad, entering the Syrian city of Dara'a accompanied by 5,000 elements from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, supported by the Fourth Division of the Syrian Army, which was stationed outside the city.