Iran denies using Afghanistan children to fight in Syria

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New Delhi | Published: October 4, 2017 4:07:25 AM

The Iranian Embassy in Afghanistan denied a recent report released by US-based Human Rights Watch on using Afghan children in the Syrian conflict, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.

Iran, Afghanistan, SyriaIran is hosting the largest number of Afghan refugees in the world. (Reuters)

The Iranian Embassy in Afghanistan denied a recent report released by US-based Human Rights Watch on using Afghan children in the Syrian conflict, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.

“Iran has recruited no Afghan children (for fighting in Syria),” said the statement, adding that the country is committed to following international regulations.

Iran is hosting the largest number of Afghan refugees in the world and spares no efforts in supporting Afghan’s rights, the statement said.

On Sunday, Human Rights Watch reported that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has recruited Afghan immigrant children living in Iran to fight in Syria.

Iran has appeared as a staunch regional supporter of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad government in its struggle against the opposition militants.

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