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Iranian military in Syria | Liwaa Fatemiyoun graduate batch of new recruits in west Euphrates

The new batch visits Ain Ali shrine to get blessing of its water

Deir Ezzor province: Reliable sources in west Euphrates region have informed SOHR that the Iranian-backed Afghani militia of Liwaa Fatemiyoun graduated a new batch of the recently-joined recruitments. It is worth noting that the batch, which comprised nearly 64 militiamen, was taken to Ain Ali shrine on the outskirts of al-Mayadeen in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the recruits practiced the rituals of Liwaa Fatemiyoun, including smearing faces with mud in the shrine, getting blessing of water there, and chanting Shiite slogans, as it was the case with each batch of new recruits.

On April 9, SOHR sources reported that the Afghani militia of Liwaa Fatemiyoun graduated a batch of the new recruits of nearly 52 people in the militia’s camp in Al-Mazare’ area in Al-Mayadeen desert in eastern Deir Ezzor. The new recruits were taken to “Ain Ali shrine” in southern Al-Mayadeen in order to practice the rituals of Liwaa Fatemiyoun, including the smearing faces with mud in the shrine and getting blessing of water there. According to SOHR sources, Liwaa Fatemiyoun imposes these rituals on the militia’s new recruits. This development came in light of the ongoing efforts by Liwaa Fatemiyoun to be the most influential Iranian-backed power in Syria.

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