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image by Randy Young, 15 September 2017
An Iranian-controlled Afghan Shia militia advertises its role in the battle
for Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria.
"Afghan Shiite fighters in the Iranian-led Fatemiyoun Division have entered the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, according to both a report and photos posted by Fars News Agency, a media outlet affiliated with Iranís Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Assad regime, along with its Iranian and Russian allies, broke the Islamic Stateís multi-year siege of Deir Ezzor earlier this month.
Bill Garrison, 17 September 2017