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al-Imam al-Hussein Brigade (Syria)

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image located by William Garrison, 12 December 2023

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The white-field flag of the "Liwa al-Imam al-Hussein" or "The Imam al-Hussein Brigade). Its logo occupies the top two-thirds of the flag. The double-pointed sword is the "Zulfiqar" sword which identifies this is a Shia-Muslim militia. The golden dome with the red-war flag covers the supposed tomb of Imam Hussain who died at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq (c. 680). The top white/green/black lines read: "Liwa al-Imam al-Hussain" or "The Imam al-Hussein Brigade". The bottom right white slogan reads: "Labik Ya Hussain" or "At your command/service, oh, Hussain", while the white slogan at the bottom left reads: "Labik Ya Zaynab". As this militia mostly fought alongside the Syrian Army's 4th Division, it has also been called the "Lions of the Fourth Division" or "Maher al-Assad's Men." The Syrian 4th Division was in charge of wages, armaments, and training. This brigade has affiliation with the Iranian "Quds Force" and the Lebanese "Hezbollah". Flag c. 2017. Info at online "Newsweek":


William Garrison, 12 December 2023


image located by William Garrison, 12 December 2023