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Fatemiyoun Division (Syria)

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Fatemiyoun Division image by Randy Young, 15 September 2017

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An Iranian-controlled Afghan Shia militia advertises its role in the battle for Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria.

"Afghan Shiite fighters in the Iranian-led Fatemiyoun Division have entered the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, according to both a report and photos posted by Fars News Agency, a media outlet affiliated with Iranís Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Assad regime, along with its Iranian and Russian allies, broke the Islamic Stateís multi-year siege of Deir Ezzor earlier this month.

Bill Garrison, 17 September 2017

Fatemiyoun Division image located by Bill Garrison, 26 July 2021

Another version of this group's flag: source:, caption: yellow-filed "Liwa Fatemiyoun" militia flag with black-letter logo, during the Palmyra, Syria offensive, Dec. 2016.
Bill Garrison, 26 July 2021

Variant flag

Fatemiyoun Division image located by Bill Garrison, 4 June 2022

A variant of the basic "Liwa Fatemiyoun" flag (liwa = division), but with a black border; in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, near the Syria-Iraq border; c. Nov. 2021
Bill Garrison, 4 June 2022