Shiite militia says sends 1,000 more fighters to Syria's Aleppo

An Iraqi Shi`ite militia fighting in Syria has sent more than 1,000 extra fighters to southern parts of Aleppo over the past two days to reinforce its positions, the group`s spokesman Hashim al-Moussawi said on Wednesday. 

Baghdad: An Iraqi Shi`ite militia fighting in Syria has sent more than 1,000 extra fighters to southern parts of Aleppo over the past two days to reinforce its positions, the group`s spokesman Hashim al-Moussawi said on Wednesday. 

The group, Harakat al-Nujaba, is fighting alongside the Syrian army and Lebanon`s Hezbollah against Islamist rebel groups in south and east Aleppo and took part in a recent advance in a military complex in the city`s southwest, he told Reuters. 

Syria`s military could not immediately be reached for comment. 

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