This video circulating in Lebanon was uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 30, 2012 by “Saydanas,” who appears from previous uploaded material to be an Iraqi Shiite who follows the Sadrist line.
The 4 minute 5 second video carries footage of fighters in combat stances, firing AK-47 rifles, sniper rifles, and rocket-propelled grenades, interspersed with iconic Shiite images. The film is set to a backdrop of a stirring martial song “O Zeinab.”
One shot shows five uniformed fighters armed with an assortment of weapons sitting on a street with a caption reading “the resting place of the fighters who are defending the holy site of Zeinab.” The film concludes with the caption “produced and directed by the unknown soldier.”
Evidence of HezbollahThere is no mention of Hezbollah in the film and it is not possible to confirm that the militants shown are from the Lebanese organization.
Tags: Hezbollah, Iraq, Iran, Assad, Syria, Assad, sunni, shia, FSA, Al-Nusra, Front, Islam, Tafkfiri
Location: Damascus, Damascus Governorate, Syria (load item map)
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