There are various opposition groups which claim to represent the Arab population of Khuzestan. All of them are banned in Iran but operate in exile while claiming to have an active presence in the province. However the most prominent group that claims to be militarily active is the Ba'athist Arab Struggle Movement to Liberate Ahwaz (ASMLA) and its armed wing, the Martyr Mohye al-Din al-Nasir Brigade (MMDNB). The latter's strategy is to target oil production facilities in the province as a means of weakening the Iranian economy, which depends heavily on the oil of Khuzestan Province. During the Syrian rebellion against al-Assad's regime, Iran and Syria formed allegiances that engendered ties between ASMLA and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood as they both battled for recognition and independence from their respective governments. A spokesman for ASMLA told the pan-Arab daily newspaper that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps have been training Syrian forces since…
Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz - Iran (ASMLA)
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