It is used from Abadan airport as the center for assembling and deploying thousands of militant Iraqi forces affiliated with Iran to Syria. These Iraqi fighters, who play a major role in the deadly siege of Aleppo, are often driven by Mahan Air to Damascus, and then to various parts of the conflict.
Mahan Air has been listed on the Treasury Department’s sanctions list since 2011, because of the “transfer of weapons, warriors and military equipment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in Syria on a regular basis.
The images below show the Iraqi warrior Kata’ib Imam Ali’s group at Abadan airport and then his presence in Syria. In the first photograph, the logo of the company, “Farsandishan Arvand”, is showing off the driver of Abadan Airport Airlines on the stairs.
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