A picture of Abu Abbas, allegedly in south Lebanon, posted on Liwa al-Imam al-Baqer's Facebook page on Dec. 26, 2017. (The Daily Star/Liwa al-Imam al-Baqer Facebook, HO)
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The operations commander of a staunchly pro-regime Syrian Shiite militia has been depicted visiting south Lebanon in a recent post to the group's social media account.The commander, known as Hajj Hamza or Abu Abbas, leads the Liwa al-Imam al-Baqer – "Brigade of Imam al-Baqer" – militia, on the ground in Syria. The visit came after a video surfaced in the beginning of December showing Qais al-Khazali, the head of the Iran-backed Iraqi militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq, visiting south Lebanon's border with Israel. Khazali was clad in military fatigues and accompanied by members of Hezbollah.
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