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Zainab Brigade (Iran)

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Zainab Brigade image located by Bill Garrison, 6 June 2017


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This group, "Followers of Zainab Brigade (لواء زينبیون, Liwa Zainebiyoun or Liwa Zainabiyoon) is a pro-government brigade fighting in Syria and composed of Shia Pakistanis". It was established in late 2014. It was formed and trained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and operates under their command. Initially tasked with defending the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque (in Damascus), it has since entered frontlines across Syria. Pakistanis have been fighting in Syria since 2013, but the group started around November 2014. They originally fought in the Afghan Liwa Fatemiyoun, and only became numerous enough to warrant a distinct brigade in early 2015".
Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liwa_Zainebiyoun
https://iraqeye.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/liwa-zainebiyoun-syrias-pakistani-fighters/
and https://jamestown.org/program/the-zainabiyoun-brigade-a-pakistani-shiite-militia-amid-the-syrian-conflict/

Here's another picture of the flag: http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/Content/Upload/Slider/3201751899423588389.jpg, (source: http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/7773/Iran-detains-Zainebiyoun-militia-leader-in-Qom
Esteban Rivera, 6 June 2017