Liwa Abu Fadl al-Abbas Tashkil al-Iraq (LAFA-Iraq)

Liwa’a Abu Fadl al-Abbas (LAFA - Shi’a group fighting in Syria) changed its strategy towards Iraq during 2014, whereby Iraq would not only serve as a recruitment area of Shi’a fighters, but where these fighters would play a more direct and active role in support of the Iraq government. The change in strategy resulted in the formation of Liwa Abu Fadl al-Abbas Tashkil al-Iraq (LAFA-Iraq).  LAFA-Iraq is led by Sheikh Qasim al-Ta’i.Centre of OperationsLAFA-Iraq deployments have been reported in the Anbar province, Mansour areas of Baghdad as well as Samarra:

Liwa Abu Fadl al-Abbas Tashkil al-Iraq (LAFA-Iraq), also known as Abu Fadl Abbas Brigade Iraq Formation  is an active group formed c. 2014.
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