Kata’ib Hizballah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi organization that, following the withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq, rejected calls to put down its arms. It is a radical Shia Islamist group with an anti-Western establishment and jihadist ideology that has conducted attacks against Iraqi, U.S, and Coalition targets in Iraq. Kata’ib Hizballah has ideological ties to Lebanese Hizballah and gained notoriety in 2007 with attacks on U.S. and Coalition forces designed to undermine the establishment of a democratic, viable Iraqi state. Created during the height of Coalition operations during the Iraq War, together, Kata’ib Hizballah and Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq have received extensive assistance from Lebanese Hizballah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp. Both Iraqi groups are also major supporters of Iranian Revolutionary Islamist ideologyCentre of Operations:Iraq: Kata’ib Hizballah is reportedly (June 2014) engaged in fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and…
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