MESOP : IRAN’S LOSSES IN SYRIA – IRGC, allies sustained significant losses in battle for Khan Touman

11 May 2016 08:23 AM PDT – Long War Journal – On May 6, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps lost the strategic village of Khan Touman to Jaysh al Fath, suffering its worse defeat yet in the Syrian war. Iranian officials and commanders alongside state outlets have publicly downplayed the loss and have vowed revenge to retake the town. They also level accusations that the West and its regional allies support “terrorists” who take advantage of ceasefires.