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Zainab Brigade (Iran)

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Zainabiyoun Brigade

Zainab Brigade image located by Bill Garrison, 4 July 2017

Seen at https://twitter.com/herrynapit/status/1352358912247230466, caption: "Zainabiyoun Brigade" consisting of Pakistani Shia-Muslims, trained in Iran by IRGC Quds Force to fight on behalf of Iran in Iraq and Syria; c. Jan. 2021. "Zainabiyoun" in Arabic (زَّيْنَبِيُون) appears just below the pictured center logo.
Bill Garrison, 4 July 2017


Followers of Zainab Brigade

Zainab Brigade image located by Bill Garrison, 6 June 2017

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: https://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

Zainab Brigade image located by Bill Garrison, 26 July 2021

Another version of this group's flag: source: https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/, caption: yellow-filed "Liwa Fatemiyoun" militia flag with black-letter logo, during the Palmyra, Syria offensive, Dec. 2016.
(photo credit: TASNIM NEWS AGENCY/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
Bill Garrison, 26 July 2021