In presence of military commanders and Shiite clergy | Iranian militias commemorate Ashura Day in Deir Ezzor countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In presence of military commanders and Shiite clergy | Iranian militias commemorate Ashura Day in Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that the Iranian militias operating in Dier Ezzor countryside have commemorate Ashura in al-Temu neighbourhood in al-Mayadeen city, in presence of military commanders and Shiite clergy. In Shia Islam, Ashura marks the day of the Battle of Karbala and is a time of mourning. Amid strict security measures in the neighbourhood and surrounding streets, hundreds of people gathered this evening in the neighbourhood where they lifted black flags and practiced “al-Latmiyyat al-Shi’yah” (self flagellation: a religious ritual practiced by Shiite community).

 

In early August, SOHR activists have reported that the Iranian Cultural Center in al-Mayadeen city has employed several persons with monthly salaries to distribute flyers in the streets and markets propagandizing the centre’s activities and symposiums.

 

It is worth noting that the Iranian militias have distributed leaflets and stuck posters that contained calls of Shiite character in the neighbourhoods of the capital, Damascus.

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