Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH)

Formed from a splinter group of the Mahdi Army in 2006 and headed by Qais al-Khazali, a former hardline Mahdi Army militant, the AAH advocates the “Wilayat al-faqih” political system and overtly follows the traditional Iranian revolutionary clerics, such as Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Kazim al-Haeri and the current Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, as well as to some Iraqi Shi’a clerics (Jamestown report).Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) and the Hezbollah Brigades were among a group of Shiite militias backed by Iran that carried out lethal attacks against U.S. bases in June 2012, the deadliest month in two years for American forces in Iraq. The group broke away from the Shiite militia commanded by the anti-American cleric Moktada al-Sadr. Abaib Ahl al-Haq's leader, Qais al-Khazali, was trained and financed by Iran's Quds Force. The group split from Muqtada al-Sadr’s Jaysh al-Mahdi, the Shia Islamist, Iraq-based Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq and was created with the help of Lebanese…

Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), also known as League of the Righteous, Ahl al-Kahf, Abaib Ahl al-Haq is an active group formed c. 2004.
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