Leader of Iraqi militia fighting in Syria meets with Khamenei

The Iraqi Shiite militia al-Nujaba participated in shelling and raiding Aleppo and killing its people

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Akram al-Kaabi, the leader of the Iraqi Shiite militia al-Nujaba which participated in the recent Aleppo offensive, met with Iranian Supreme Guide Ali Khamenei in Tehran, the militia’s website reported on Saturday.

The meeting comes after Kaabi described the supporters of the Syrian revolution as ‘Yazid's grandsons’ who are besieging ‘Hussein's grandsons’ in the towns of Kefraya and al-Fouaa in Idlib, Syria, and after his group participated in shelling and raiding Aleppo and killing its people.


Kaabi’s group had stormed Aleppo’s neighborhood of Sheikh Sa'eed.

The group’s website reported that Kaabi and a number of envoys and figures met with Khamenei within the framework of the Islamic Unity Conference which concluded in Tehran. However, the report did not reveal what Kaabi and Khamenei discussed and did not mention anything about the meeting’s duration.

The website also published a photo of Kaabi's meeting with Khamenei.

Syria’s Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun attended the conference and delivered a speech thanking the Iranians for their support to the Assad regime.

Few days ago, Kaabi addressed the residents of Kefraya and al-Fouaa in a message and incited them against each other as he used divisive terms and a sectarian approach.

The townspeople responded to his message via the Kefraya and al-Fouaa news network page on Facebook and said they await ‘his sacred march’ as Kaabi wrote in his message which was published on the group’s website.

The extremist Shiite militia al-Nujaba is fighting in Syria alongside the Assad regime and inciting strife via its social media pages and members in Syria.

The militia leader has met several times with Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, particularly after sectarian militias supported by Iran intervened in Syria and turned into occupying forces thanks to the support and facilitation by the Syrian regime.

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