Iraqi-Shia Fighters Celebrate Completion of Iranian Guided Training Course

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27 Jun 2014 04:00

Armed Shia fighters from the al-Akida brigade celebrate their graduation after seven days of combat training under guidance of Iranian military advisors. Sheikh Maytham al-Karbalaei, a leader in the brigade stated, “This regiment was trained in the most modern tactics of urban warfare, and how to respond to any sudden attack against the Shiite holy sites.”

The brigade of 2,500 fighters is independent and does not answer to any governmental authority. It is responsible for the protection of al-Ataba al-Abasey shrine and receives its orders from Iraqi-Shia spiritual leader Sheikh Ali al-Sayed al-Sistani.

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By mushtaq mohammed
26 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 26, 2014

Shia fighters from the newly formed al-Akida brigade, loyal to Sheikh al-Sistani, parade through the streets of Karbala, celebrating the completion of their training.

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By mushtaq mohammed
26 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 26, 2014

Shia fighters from the newly formed al-Akida brigade, loyal to Sheikh al-Sistani, parade through the streets of Karbala, celebrating the completion of their training.

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By mushtaq mohammed
26 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 26, 2014

Shia fighters from the newly formed al-Akida brigade, loyal to Sheikh al-Sistani, parade through the streets of Karbala, celebrating the completion of their training.

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By mushtaq mohammed
26 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 26, 2014

Shia fighters from the newly formed al-Akida brigade, loyal to Sheikh al-Sistani, celebrate after completing their combat training.

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By mushtaq mohammed
26 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 26, 2014

Shia fighters from the newly formed al-Akida brigade, loyal to Sheikh al-Sistani, show off the weapons they will use against ISIL.

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By mushtaq mohammed
26 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 26, 2014

Well armed shia fighters, from the newly formed al-Akida brigade, celebrate the completion of their seven day training.

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By mushtaq mohammed
26 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 26, 2014

Shia fighters from the newly formed al-Akida brigade, loyal to Sheikh al-Sistani, parade in the streets of Karbala.

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By mushtaq mohammed
26 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 26, 2014

Shia fighters from the newly formed al-Akida brigade, loyal to Sheikh al-Sistani, celebrate in the streets after completing seven days of training.