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    An Israeli soldier stands on top of a Merkava tank near the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on November 28, 2016

    Iraqi Militia Creates Brigade to Liberate Golan Heights From Israel - Spokesman

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    The Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba movement has formed a brigade to liberate the Golan Heights from Israel.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba movement, Iraq's Shiite militia organization, has formed a brigade to liberate the Golan Heights from Israel, spokesman for the movement, Seyed Hashem Moussavi said on Wednesday.

    "After recent victories (in Syria), we have established the Golan Liberation Brigade," al-Moussavi said at a press conference, as quoted by the Tasnim News Agency.

    He added that "if the Syrian government requests, we are ready to take actions to liberate Golan."

    According to the spokesman, the Golan Liberation Brigade is made up of highly-equipped and well trained special forces.

    The movement is a paramilitary group, part of the Popular Mobilization Units, an Iraqi state-sponsored organization composed of some 40 militias, formed in opposition to the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group.

    Israel occupied the Golan Heights in the 1967 Six-Day War with Syria and annexed the territory in 1981. The international community has not recognized the Israeli annexation.


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    • rodneswicksculptor
      My heart and prayers go out to ALL oppressed people under occupation, especially in Gaza, and the West Bank. The Golan Heights is NOT Israel and should be back with Syria. Israel wants(is stealing) the Golan for its water and minerals. If the U.N. was real or had any semblance of a backbone Israel would be back at the '67 borders and give all the building done in the West Bank to the Palestinians as meager compensation for the absolutely insane cruelty of the occupation. The Zionist learned very well from the Nazis and applied that learning to the Palestinians, Netanyahu is a warmongering monster and should be jailed for life for crimes against humanity !!
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      It is good to see at least a portion of the Arab people unite and fight the Zionists until all lands are liberated from these thieves and oppressors. It will be a long and protracted struggle to free the ME from the hands of imperialism. After Israel gets it's due punishment the next target should be the United States being kicked out of the region. No justice, No Peace!!
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      I'm not sure if NATO understands what it started. They won't be able to control this war they are starting. Because if NATO carves out what it wants, others will get the same idea.
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      Well good luck, but be careful and don't do no massed charges, Israel is formidable, wait til you get supplied with up to date weapons, like Igla missiles and anti tank weapons.
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      Falesteeniin reply torodneswicksculptor(Show commentHide comment)
      rodneswicksculptor, Caputure the high ground and hold it, that was the number one reason for Israhell to Occupy the heights very strategic spot to look down all over your surroundings.
    • One Tongue Johnnyin reply tohopscotch64(Show commentHide comment)
      hopscotch64, "until all lands are liberated from these thieves and oppressors." So you want to build gas chambers for Jews. Keep it classy, son!
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      hopscotch64in reply toOne Tongue Johnny(Show commentHide comment)
      One Tongue Johnny, Those are your words not mine!!! What I want is justice and peace. Ever since Israel has been in existence there has been only war, chaos and instability in the ME. The West bank is nothing more than a concentration camp, so do not accuse others of Nazi tactics.
    • One Tongue Johnnyin reply tohopscotch64(Show commentHide comment)
      hopscotch64, ""until all lands are liberated from these thieves and oppressors."
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