The National Ideological Resistance in Syria (al-muqawama al-wataniya al-'aqa'idiya fi Souria) (Syria)

Country: Syria
Details of Formation: According to the group’s leader, the group was established in mid-2009 as a resistance movement of Syrian people against the perceived Zionist enemy. One news source indicates that the NIR had its beginnings in the Hama locality of Masyaf. Another news source mentions suggestions that the group might have been set up by Hezbollah. The first reports on the group's active alignment with Assad were published in October 2014 with no information about the beginning of the alliance.
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Purpose: Initially, the group was founded to counter the perceived Zionist enemy. When the group aligned with the government, its purpose became to participate in the Syrian civil war and assist the regime’s ongoing offensive against rebels.
Organisation: The group’s leader is Sayyid Hashim Muhammad Ali. In its logo, it portrays, among others, Bashar al-Assad.
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Other Information: The National Ideological Resistance (NIR) is identical in ideology to Hezbollah. It is affiliated with Hezbollah and other Iranian proxy militias. NIR is sometimes called Syrian Hezbollah.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD