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 Jaish al-Mahdi (Mahdi Army) militia of Iraq

The Mahdi Army, also known as the Mahdi militia, Mahdi Army or Jaish al Mahdi, is a militia force created by the Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in June of 2003. The Islamist militants rose to international prominence on April 4, 2004 when it spearheaded the first major armed confrontation against the U.S-led occupation forces in Iraq from the Shiite community in an uprising that followed the banning of al-Sadr's newspaper and attempts to arrest him, and lasted until June 6. The group is armed with AKM[citation needed] (Kalashnikov) assault rifles, rocket propelled grenades, mortars, Strela anti-air missiles, and other light weapons. The Mahdi Militia also utilizes IEDs (improvised explosive devices also known as road-side bombs) during their attacks on Iraqi civilians, Iraqi security forces and Coalition Forces. The truce agreed to in June was followed by moves to disband the militia and transform al-Sadr's movement into a political party to take part in the 2005 elections; Muqtada al Sadr ordered fighters of the Mahdi Army to go into a ceasefire unless attacked first. The truce broke down in August 2004, with new hostilities breaking out. The Mahdi Militia currently operates in an intimidation role towards Iraqis, using their illegal weaponry to influence local government, infiltrate the police, and terrorize Sunni Iraqis and their supporters. The militia is believed to have infiltrated Iraqi police forces and to be involved in vigilante activities. National Independent Cadres and Elites party that ran in the 2005 Iraqi election was closely linked with the army.

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Even Muqtada al-Sadr, a lowly but firebrand Iraqi cleric, rebranded his Mahdi Army as the Brigades of peace. Now that Dabiq has failed to deliver, might jihadists abort their more nihilistic ideas?
The Mahdi Army has since been disbanded, but several spin-offs and splinter groups operate to this day. Sadr now leads the Sarayat al-Salam, or peace Brigades, and his rhetoric, as well as his fighters, have kept up their anti-American discourse ...

Although al-Maliki's campaign in Basra against the Mahdi Army in spring of 2008 was a victory for the new Iraqi Army, it only succeeded because the Shiite, pro-Iranian Badr Corps joined in on the side of the army, and because of American close air support.
After all, Iran was causing problems for Israel during the 2006 invasion of Lebanon, it was supplying Bagdad's al Sadr's Mahdi Army in Iraq while US forces were there, and it has been supporting their Shia kin in Yemen for decades. These are separate ...
Over the past 10 years, new Shia militias have been formed, while other armed groups split off from the Mehdi Army, the former armed wing of Sadr's movement, including the prominent Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Kataib Huzballa-Iraq.
With its nearly 50,000 men, the Mahdi Army controlled by al-Sadr is one of the strongest militias in the Middle East. Al-Sadr's power lie mostly in its independence: He is neither loyal to Iran nor to any other state in the world.

With its nearly 50,000 men, the Mahdi Army controlled by al-Sadr is one of the strongest militias in the Middle East. Al-Sadr's power lie mostly in its independence: He is neither loyal to Iran nor to any other state in the world.
NICHOLAS KROHLEY is the Founder of FrontLine Advisory and author of The Death of the Mehdi Army: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Iraq's Most Powerful militia (Hurst).
NICHOLAS KROHLEY is the Founder and Managing Director of Subaltern Research Services and author of The Death of the Mehdi Army: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Iraq's Most Powerful militia (Hurst). LUKE BENICE is the Managing Director of Security ...
They fought the Mahdi Army for hours but soon ran out of ammunition. With one dead and twelve wounded, the four remaining Central Americans tried desperately to hold on.
... militants in total, those paramilitary organizations committed countless murders of Sunni citizens, thinkers and scholars as "revenge" taken from DAISH.
Although the Ministry of Defence maintains that he received the injuries from Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia, Waheed is now seeking compensation from the UK.
This animosity stems back to 2008, when Prime Minister Maliki defeated Sadr's Mehdi Army (Jaysh al-Mahdi) in Operation Knight's Charge (Saulat al-Fursan).
In a second interview, he spoke about the Battle for Najaf, a bloody fight between the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, and Iraqi militiamen from the so-called "Mahdi Army" in August 2004. "I was in purgatory," he said, his brown eyes peering into the video ...
The Ministry of Defence contends that the injuries were inflicted by the Mahdi Army before the soldiers had arrived and that Waheed was an insurgent.
Unfortunately, after the Al Sweady inquiry we now know that legal partnerships suppressed information that would have shown that the accusations against the British personnel were often lies being spread by known members of the Al Mahdi Army.
It is worth mentioning that Saraya al-Salam is an Iraqi armed group linked to Iraq's Shia community and are a revival of Mahdi Army that was created by Muqtada al-Sadr in June 2003 and disbanded in 2008. The group was re-mobilized in 2014 in order to ...

Sadr who once led the powerful Mahdi Army militia against US troops in Iraq, has spoken up against the actions of the Hashd al-Shaabi in recent months including during their operation against ISIS in Falluja in June.
According to the Baker-Hamilton Commission Report, the Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr was known to have had multiple clashes with their fellow Shia militia the Badr Brigade of Ayatollah Mohammed al-Bakr al-Hakim.
Two were Reuters cameramen who were there to photograph an American Humvee under attack by the Mahdi Army. The helicopter pilots mistook their cameras for weapons.
Kabi has served as a senior commander in the disbanded Mahdi Army and the Asaib Ahl al Haq (AAH), or League of the Righteous.
And the graph Mahdi Army title grabbed off the stage let's see a Lagos. There can't you hear yeah anything. It's right now.
The contractors say their captors belonged to the latest incarnation of the old Mahdi Army militia led by longtime U.S. enemy Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shiite cleric who protests Abadi's policies but also has pledged to help government forces retake ...
The contractors say their captors belonged to the latest incarnation of the old Mahdi Army militia led by longtime U.S. enemy Muqtada al Sadr, a powerful Shiite cleric who protests Abadi's policies but also has pledged to help government forces retake ...
The contractors say their captors belonged to the latest incarnation of the old Mahdi Army militia led by longtime U.S. enemy Muqtada al Sadr, a powerful Shiite cleric who protests Abadi's policies but also has pledged to help government forces retake ...
The contractors say their captors belonged to the latest incarnation of the old Mahdi Army militia led by longtime U.S. enemy Muqtada al Sadr, a powerful Shiite cleric who protests Abadi's policies but also has pledged to help government forces retake ...
The contractors say their captors belonged to the latest incarnation of the old Mahdi Army militia led by longtime U.S. enemy Muqtada al Sadr, a powerful Shiite cleric who protests Abadi's policies but also has pledged to help government forces retake ...
The human rights organization said, "We hope this [new stance by Sadr] will change behavior in successors to the Mahdi Army and other ranks and spur the government to hold accountable those who commit these crimes." The issue has grabbed the ...
The human rights organization said, "We hope this [new stance by Sadr] will change behavior in successors to the Mahdi Army and other ranks and spur the government to hold accountable those who commit these crimes." The issue has grabbed the ...
The Sadrist movement's affiliated militias, known as the Mahdi Army and now as the peace Brigades, have been fighting IS in the provinces of Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Anbar.
Unbeknownst to Redus and Torres, or any of the other American soldiers on the Hell Train, British forces had occupied al Amarah in March 2003, and were locked in near-continuous combat with a powerful Shia militia called the Mahdi Army. On the morning ...
Members of the Mahdi Army, a militia that al-Sadr runs, have been accused of kidnapping and executing LGBT Iraqis over the last decade.
Prominent Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has banned his followers from committing violence against LGBT people, The Washington Blade noted.
Members of the Mahdi Army, a militia that al-Sadr runs, have been accused of kidnapping and executing LGBT Iraqis over the last decade.
They were members of the Mahdi Army, a militia founded by Muqtada al-Sadr in 2003, following the U.S. invasion of Iraq. They blindfolded Al-Shaker, bound his hands behind his back, and shattered a giant mirror in his shop.
The PMU are currently associated with known political forces such as the peace Brigades led by the Sadrist movement, the Ashura Brigades affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq headed by Mahdi Army defector Sheikh Qais ...
The killings began in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, a Mahdi Army stronghold, and were then replicated by members of militia groups in many cities across Iraq.
Human Rights Watch has endorsed Iraqi Shiite clergyman Muqtada al-Sadr's call for an end to violence against sexual minorities, reported last month on this blog.
... men said to have been homosexuals. The decree also comes after almost a decade's worth of HRW reports on documented killings, kidnappings, and torture of homosexuals and perceived homosexuals by militia groups, including al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
At least two Syrian Hezbollah militias I have documented elsewhere have recruited people from Nubl and Zahara.' One of these militias is the National Ideological Resistance (Jaysh al-Imam al-Mahdi, whose name translates as "The Imam Mahdi Army").
The Mahdi Army used the fear of the "third sex" and the "feminization" of Iraqi men to justify support for the killings.
... men said to have been homosexuals. The decree also comes after almost a decade's worth of HRW reports on documented killings, kidnappings, and torture of homosexuals and perceived homosexuals by militia groups, including al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
... men said to have been homosexuals. The decree also comes after almost a decade's worth of HRW reports on documented killings, kidnappings, and torture of homosexuals and perceived homosexuals by militia groups, including al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
The New York-based rights group has documented past abuses by militias, including the Mahdi Army, Sadr's former military arm, against LGBT people.
The New York-based rights group has documented past abuses by militias, including Sadr's since re-branded Mahdi Army, against LGBT people.
Yasiri, who has been fighting in the vicinity of Sayyida Zeinab's shrine since 2013 after he split from the Shiite Mahdi Army that year, added during his short one-month-visit to his family in Iraq that "Iraqi fighters are still going to Syria to ...
Beirut - infoZine - Since early 2009, Human Rights Watch has documented kidnappings, executions, and torture by militia groups, including al-Sadr's Mahdi Army, of gay men and men perceived to be gay. The killings have continued unabated. "Finally, the ...
The New York-based rights group has documented past abuses by militias, including Sadr's since re-branded Mahdi Army, against LGBT people.
The killings began in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, a Mahdi Army stronghold, and were then replicated by members of militia groups in many cities across Iraq.
... men said to have been homosexuals. The decree also comes after almost a decade's worth of HRW reports on documented killings, kidnappings, and torture of homosexuals and perceived homosexuals by militia groups, including al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.


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