National Ideological Resistance in Syria, The (NIR)

The NIR is a brigade that is fighting in support of the Assad government.  The NIR adheres to an ideology that integrates Syrian nationalism and Khomeinism. The group’s military wing is referred to as the Army of the Imam al-Mahdi’- Jaysh al-Imam al-Mahdi, which is often referred to on social media networks. Though the NIR shares a similar ideology with Hezbollah and that of Iran, the group’s formation as an Iran/Hezbollah proxy remains unconfirmed.Centre of OperationsThe group's activities have been reported in the Hama areas and Aleppo:

National Ideological Resistance in Syria, The (NIR), also known as al-muqawama al-wataniya al-’aqa’idiya fi Souria, Syria's Hezbollah is an active group formed c. 2009.
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