Who are Hashd al-Shaabî?
Hashd al-Shaabî was founded in 2014 against the threat of ISIS on Shia leader Sistani’s call, with military support from Iran and legal status by Iraq. With the recent operations, their name is on the map again.
The spectators broke out into a lively line-dance and shot celebratory gunfire into the air as each muscled creature blasted past the finish line, kicking up clouds of golden sand.
[Macron] said that any use of such weapons in Syria would lead to "reprisals" from France — without specifying exactly what form they would take.
The unannounced meeting with Riad Hijab and a broader delegation from the Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC), which includes political and armed groups, came as Macron seeks to review French policy on the six-year civil war. "The president spoke of his personal commitment to the Syria dossier and of his support for the Syrian opposition in view of a political transition," his office said in a statement.