27 Jun '18, 5pm

Confirmed: First evidence of Iranian-controlled militia involvement in southern Syria

A photo released by Liwa Zulfiqar on Facebook with the caption “Men of the Syrian Arab Army and the Islamic Resistance Liwa Zulfiqar from the heart of Busra al Harir.” The Iraqi Shia militia Liwa Zulfiqar, which is controlled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, released a picture of its forces in the southern Syria town of Busra al Harir. The photo offers first confirmed evidence of the Iraqi militia’s – and thereby Iran’s – involvement in the current Syrian offensive on rebel-held areas in southern Syria. Released on its Facebook page, the Iraqi Liwa Zulfiqar advertised its presence in the current offensive with several photos and videos. It also released celebratory photos from Busra al Harir yesterday. One video depicted its fighters advancing on the front alongside Syrian regime troops. Other photos and videos circulating online purporting to show Liwa Fatemiy...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/06/confirmed...

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