07 Sep '17, 7pm

Hezbollah and allies parade in Deir Ezzor, Syria

After breaking the Islamic State’s siege on the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, Lebanese Hezbollah and its allies have paraded inside the city. Forces belonging to Hezbollah and the Palestinian group Liwa al Quds could be seen parading and celebrating near the entrance to Deir Ezzor city in a video uploaded yesterday. In another video produced by Hezbollah’s Al Manar, the commander of regime forces in the city, Issam Zahreddine, were Liwa al Quds fighters while wearing Hezbollah’s flag. The commander also sent his thanks to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah for the group’s efforts. Other fighters in the video above also express thanks to Nasrallah. Liwa al Quds is a pro-regime militia comprised of Palestinian diaspora from Aleppo province. The militia has fought alongside Syrian, Hezbollah, and Russian troops since its inception in 2013. Since the Russian intervention i...

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