More Than 5000 Iranians Pledge To Defend Shiite Holy Sites In Iraq
Add more Iranians to the mix of fighters in Iraq. These Iranians agreed to help defend the Shiite Iraqi government from Sunni militants.
The pledges were made on the harimshia.org website, which was launched by a group naming itself the Popular Headquarters for the Defence of Shiite Shrines, the conservative website Tabnak reported.
“Those who sign up are organised into units… and if the order is given by the supreme leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) they will go to Iraq to defend the sites,” the harimshia.org page said.