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Two fighters of the Fatemiyoun Brigade, an all-Afghan unit defending the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Zeynab (SA) against Takfiri terrorists in Syria, refuted claims that Iran is forcing poor Afghans to fight “for money” in Syria.
The two, named Abbas and Heidar, were among those held captive by a terrorist group operating in the Arab country for some time.
They were released in June this year after spending over a year in captivity.
Earlier, a number of media outlets, including Britain’s state-funded television, the BBC Persian, broadcast interviews conducted by the terrorists with a number of fighters of the Fatemiyoun Brigade, including Abbas and Heidar.
In that interview, they confessed that they had received tempting offers from Iran to join the Syrian army and fight for Damascus.
But they now tell Tasnim that the confessions were made under duress.
Tasnim arranged an interview with the released Afghan fighters in an attempt to shed light on the matter.
During the interview, Abbas and Heidar both stressed that they had made those remarks under pressure and intimidation.
“They (terrorists) were standing (behind the camera) brandishing cutlasses and axes,” Heidar said, adding that if they had not made those remarks, the terrorist would have cut them into pieces.