Saturday, December 5, 2015
According to the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter Iraqi Shia militia active in Syria and have been for some time evidently.
"Nasrallah on secret lightning trip to Baghdad"
"Wednesday night, Dec. 2-3, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah paid a secret nocturnal visit to Baghdad and Karbala . . . In the space of a few hours, he held talks with the Iraqi prime minister Khaidar Abadi and heads of the pro-Iranian Shiite militias, the Badr Brigades, the Shiite Popular Mobilization Force, the Kataib Hezbollah and the Asaib Ahl al-Haq, which are fighting alongside Hizballah in Syria and Iraq."
"Nasrallah was then traveled to Karbala for a rare audience with Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the Shiite’s most influential spiritual leader. The content of their conversation was not released, but Sistani’s willingness to receive the Lebanese Hizballah chief notched up his pivotal standing in the Iran-Iraq-Syria arena."
FOREIGN INTERVENTIONISTS A PARTICULAR FEATURE OF THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR.
Shia versus Sunni. Ancient animosities and hatreds, trans-national, not recognizing borders often seen as a legacy of colonialism. NO holds-barred warfare between the sects of Islam as it has been for centuries.