The Fedayeen Saddam, or "Saddam's Men of Sacrifice," was a notoriously violent paramilitary group specializing in counterinsurgency operations for the regime in Baghdad. The group was comprised of young men who were armed with machine guns, rocket-powered grenade launchers, and truck-mounted artillery. Fedayeen reportedly dress in civilian clothes in order to confuse coalition forces. The Fedayeen, who were considered very loyal to the Saddam regime, acted as enforcers in regular army units, threatening to kill soldiers who tried to surrender.
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