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Iraqi Shiite militants in Syria have organized under the banner of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas Brigade, which includes members of Hezbollah and Iraq-based Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq and Kata’ib Hezbollah, according to the report by the Institute for the Study of War and the Critical Threats Project.

More than 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising against the Assad regime, according to the U.N. More than 1.1 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries.