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Iran forms new militia in Syria to support Assad

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Mahdi Militia
Mahdi Militia

The Baghdad Post, 18 June 2017 - Iran has formed new militia in Maskanah town of Aleppo to support the Syrian regime president Bashar al-Assad, media sources reported on Saturday.

Sources also revealed that more than 60 percent of the so-called 'Mahdi Militia' are criminals who had looted homes of civilians in Maskanah city.

All of the militants are Shiite or Sunni who converted to Shiite sect including the the militia's leader Muammar Dandan, sources added.

The convert from the Sunni sect to the Shiite sect became a wide-spread phenomena in Maskanah, eyewitnesses says, noting that Iran-backed Shiite militias (IMIS) control the areas recaptured from ISIS terrorists in eastern Aleppo.

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