Jaysh al-Tariqa al-Naqshbandia (JRTN) emerged as reactionary force protecting Naqshbandis in Iraq from the oppression they were facing in the hands of insurgent groups. With Sufi idoelogy, JRTN oppose AQI tactics targeting Sunnis and Iraqis. JRTN was established in December 2006 following the execution of Saddam Hussein. It is predominantly composed of Iraqi Sunnis trying to force foreign troops out of Iraq. Since then, the Naqshbandi army has claimed numerous attacks against the Coalition, posting links to video clips of these attacks in various jihadi forums. Like some other insurgency groups, JRTN publishes a monthly magazine promoting the group’s ideology and enumerates its operations against Coalition forces while soliciting donations. VideoVideo: 2011 Propaganda video.
Jaysh al-Tariqa al-Naqshbandia (JRTN)
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