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Iran Deploys Hezbollah-Trained Afghan Sniper Brigade in Syria|Defense News

Iran Deploys Hezbollah-Trained Afghan Sniper Brigade in Syria|Defense News

TEL AVIV — An Israeli intelligence source confirmed Monday that a new unit of Afghan snipers trained by Lebanese-based Hezbollah and financed by Iran is now operating beyond its northern border on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

In a July 18 interview, the source said the sniper unit – part of the Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade – is one of several additional groups of special forces that are being deployed in the fight against the Islamic State organization, also known by its Arabic acronym Da’esh.

Source: Iran Deploys Hezbollah-Trained Afghan Sniper Brigade in Syria