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North Korean units fight for Bashar Assad regime in Syria — HNC

March 22, 20:30 UTC+3 GENEVA
The units are called Chalma-1 and Chalma-7
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GENEVA, March 22. /TASS/. The Saudi-formed High Negotiations Committee (HNC) of the Syrian opposition has reported two militia units from North Korea are fighting for government forces. 

"Two North Korean units are there, which are Chalma-1 and Chalma-7," Asaad az-Zoubi, the head of the committee’s delegation to Geneva talks, said on Tuesday.

According to az-Zoubi, several Iranian and Afghani nationals are also supporting the governmental troops, saying they are "pilgrims."

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