Al Ashtar Brigades -- Bahrain

Saraya al-Ashtar (SaA) is a Shia militant group opposed to Bahrain’s ruling monarchy. The SaA released its first statement on their Facebook page on 27 April 2013 in which it stated that “Enough is enough” and referred to Bahrain’s monarchy as “the rabid dogs of al-Khalifa.” On 4 March 2014, the Bahrain government listed SaA as a terrorist group. On 10 July 2018, the US Department of State has designated the group as an Iran-backed terrorist group in Bahrain – as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Image Notes: 2014: A Saraya al-Ashtar Statement in which the group claimed responsibility for the bombing of Bahraini police officers - refer to incident section2013 Elements of the predominantly Shiite opposition movement in Bahrain have adopted increasingly radical tactics since the onset of protests in 2011. As anti-regime sentiment persists among Shiite opposition activists, factions of the opposition,…

Al Ashtar Brigades -- Bahrain, also known as Saraya al-Ashtar, Saraya al-Mukhtar (SaM) is an active group formed c. 2013.
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