Over 2,000 Afghan Members Of Pro-Government Factions Killed In Syrian War – Media

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Over 2,000 Afghan Members Of Pro-Government Factions Killed In Syrian War - Media

Members of the Fatemiyoun Brigade during the Palmyra offensive in December 2016

Over 2,000 Afghans have been killed and about 8,000 have been injured fighting in Syria on the side of the Damascus government, according to media reports.

“This brigade has given more than 2,000 martyrs and 8,000 wounded for Islam,” Zohair Mojahed, a cultural official in the Fatemiyoun Brigade, said in an interview to the Iranian newspaper Shargh.

According to the official, members of the Fatemiyoun Brigade have been fighting in Syria for five years.

The Fatemiyoun Brigade is one of the biggest and most effective Iranian-backed units operating in Syria.  Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards play role of military advisers within Fatemiyoun units.

The brigade supported operations of the Syrian Army in the provinces of Homs, Hama and Aleppo. Now, the group’s members assist army troops operating in Idlib province.

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