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Zainab Brigade (Iran)

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Zainabiyoun Brigade

Followers of Zainab Brigade image located by William Garrison, 2 August 2023

Seen at, 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.
William Garrison, 4 July 2017

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A variation of the flag for the Shia-Muslim militia " Liwa Zainebiyoun" or "Zainab Brigade" operating in Syria; the large Arabic word near the middle-bottom of the flag reads (right-to-left): "Zainebiyoun"; c. 2021.
William Garrison, 2 August 2023

Followers of Zainab Brigade

Zainab Brigade image located by William 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".

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Esteban Rivera, 6 June 2017

Zainab Brigade image located by Esteban Rivera, 27 November 2023