Template:Armed Iraqi groups in the Iraq War and the Iraq Civil War
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Islamic Army in Iraq
Al-Jaish Al-Islami fil-Iraq
Mujahideen Battalions of the Salafi Group of Iraq
Islamic Salafist Boy Scout Battalions (
Kataab Ashbal Al Islam Al Salafi
Mohammad's Army (
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Mujahideen Shura Council
Al Qaeda in Iraq
3. Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad
Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna
Black Banner Organization
Asaeb Ahl el-Iraq (
Factions of the People of Iraq
Wakefulness and Holy War
Jaish Abi Baker's group
Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order
Sufi/Sunni Naqshbandi Iraqis led by Saddam Hussein's former aide
Izzat Ibrahim Ad-Douri
. It is the largest insurgency group which comprises former Ba'athists and is known to have ties with former régime elements.
("Saddam's Men of Sacrifice")
A paramilitary organization loyal to the former Ba'athist regime of
General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries
composed of former Ba'ath Party officials, intelligence agents, former members of the
Special Republican Guard
General Command of the Armed Forces, Resistance and Liberation in Iraq
Political Media Organ of the Ba‘ath Party (Jihaz al-Iilam al-Siasi lil hizb al-Ba'ath)
Popular Resistance for the Liberation of Iraq
Iraqi Armed Forces
- The Iraqi Army, a component of the Iraqi Security Forces tasked with responsibility for all Iraqi land-based military operations following the
2003 invasion of Iraq
Iraqi Air Force
- The Iraqi Police are the organic civil police force of the Republic of Iraq. The police have three main branches.
1. Iraqi Police Service (IPS): Responsible for the day to day patrolling of cities around most crimes.
2. National Police (NP): Paramilitary force for counterinsurgency, public-disorder and counter-terrorist tasks.
3. Supporting Forces: Remaining police organizations, primarily the Department of Border Enforcement (DBE).
Facilities Protection Service
- A paramilitary force responsible for protecting government buildings and facilities.
) (جيش المهدي)
The Mahdi Army is a militia force created by the Iraqi Shia cleric
in June of 2003, disbanded in 2008.
's Mahdi Army faction
In the fall of 2006, Abu Deraa and his supporters formed their own militia.
(originally Badr Brigade/Bader Corps) (منظمة بدر)
The armed wing of the
Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq
Smuggling network and Insurgent group, which both supplies other insurgents and attacks coalition and Iraqi forces.
Soldiers of Heaven
an armed Iraqi
Special Groups (Iraq)
Iranian-backed factions of the Mahdi Army which went on to become separate organisations which continued fighting after the Mahdi Army's disbanding.
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq
(League of the Righteous) - The largest Special Group, led by
and later Akram al-Kabi.
Promised Day Brigades
- The Special Group which was created as successor of the Mahdi Army and continued activities against US and coalition forces
(Hezbollah Brigades) - The most notorious Special Group, it became completely independent from the Mahdi Army and other Special Groups.
1920 Revolution Brigade
Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance
al-Jabha al-Islamiya lil-Moqawama al-Iraqiya - JAMI
Hamas of Iraq
- term used by Kurds to refer to armed Kurdish fighters. The term is now officially used for the security forces of
Kurdistan Workers' Party
or PKK. A militant separatist organization which aims to set up an independent Kurdish state in Turkey. As of 2013
has bases in Iraqi Kurdistan's Qandil mountains.
Kurdistan Freedom Falcons
or TAK. Radical splinter group from the PKK, currently residing in the Qandil mountains.
Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan
or PJAK. A militant organization aiming to overthrow the Islamic government of Iran. As of 2013
taking refuge in the Qandil mountains.
Qaraqosh Protection Committee
, an Assyrian Christian self-defence force
Malik Al-Tawus Troop
, a Yezidi self-defence force in northern Iraq
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