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2020-03-08 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
50 Pakistani fighters killed in Turkish strikes in Syria
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#1 Color me ignorant, pakistanis fighting for Iran?
Posted by Woodrow 2020-03-08 11:04||   2020-03-08 11:04|| Front Page Top

#2 Iran recruits Shia in several countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran itself) to serve as auxiliary units in Syria. The recruits, paid by Iran, are told they are to protect Shia shrines in Syria and that is partly true. However the various commanders of the Assad forces will occasionally use these auxiliary units in heavy combat. The auxiliary forces are usually not particularly well equipped, well led or well trained and end up taking lots of causalities.

Probably somewhere near 10,000 of these auxiliaries have been killed so far in the Syrian civil/regional war.
Posted by lord garth 2020-03-08 12:33||   2020-03-08 12:33|| Front Page Top

#3 Also Afghan Hazeris. Probably the Pakistanis are Hazeris, too.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-03-08 13:03||   2020-03-08 13:03|| Front Page Top

#4 Ha !
Posted by Dron66046 2020-03-08 16:00||   2020-03-08 16:00|| Front Page Top

#5 Ha?
Posted by trailing wife 2020-03-08 19:20||   2020-03-08 19:20|| Front Page Top

#6 Ha!zeries, maybe. Kind of a cool brand if you weren't backward and vicious.

Color me ignorant, pakistanis fighting for Iran?

The real conflict in the ME is Shia vs Sunni. Everyone thinks Arabs vs Jews, but that's just a sideshow. The big game is Islam vs Islam.
Posted by SteveS 2020-03-08 20:36||   2020-03-08 20:36|| Front Page Top

#7 Green on Green.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-08 21:32||   2020-03-08 21:32|| Front Page Top

#8 Ha ! Just an exultation of malicious glee.
Posted by Dron66046 2020-03-08 23:32||   2020-03-08 23:32|| Front Page Top

#9 You’re just too cute for words, Dron66046 dear.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-03-08 23:53||   2020-03-08 23:53|| Front Page Top

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