Hashd al-Sha’abi is an umbrella organization for 40 predominantly Shi’a paramilitary forces, including thousands of well-equipped fighters, based in Iraq but assisted by Iran's Quds Forces, the paramilitary wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC-QF). The organization was formed for deployment against ISIS. As reported by The Jamestown Foundation (see link below) "Hashd al-Sha’abi is funded by the Iraqi government, which not only provides the fighters’ salaries but also its military capabilities; the Iraqi parliament has even allocated funds in the country’s budget for the group." The most important groups within Hashd al-Sha’abi include: the Badr Organization, Saraya al-Salam, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, Saraya Taleaa al-Khorasani, and Kata’ib Imam Ali. Less important groups include: Kata’ib Jund al-Imam, Saraya Ashura, Kata’ib al-Taiar al-Resali, Saraya…
Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Committees)
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