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Iranian militia declares it would fight alongside Assad’s army in Daraa

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One of the Iranian militias in Syria announced that it would fight with the president of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, in the latest battle he launched in the outskirts of Daraa city, in Busra al-Harir district.

On its Facebook account, the of “Zulfiqar Brigade” militia said on Tuesday that they, along with soldiers of the Syrian regime army, were now at “the center of Busra al-Harir, in the eastern countryside of Daraa”.

The Iranian militia in Syria published several photos where some soldiers appeared but their identities were not clear.

Zulfiqar militias said in another news outlet on Tuesday that their secretary general had been subjected to an assassination attempt by Syrian opposition factions and published photos for him and his car, which seemed to have several hits due to heavy gunfire, as per what appears in the photos.

After Assad’s regime announced its intention to target south of Syria cities; most of the Iranian militias avoided to talk about its presence in the region. Especially after Tehran announced that there are no Iranian militias in the South of Syria.

The “Zulfiqar” announcement that it entered Busra al-Harir, in the eastern countryside of Daraa came to negate all what the Iranian government had announced, that there are no Iranian forces in the Southern part of the country.

Zulfiqar militias are one of dozens of Iranian militias in Syria sent by Tehran to fight with Assad in Syria.

The Assad regime said on Tuesday that two Israeli missiles fell in the Damascus airport area, targeting weapons stores which belong to the Lebanese Hezbollah militias.