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Fedayeen Saddam (Iraq)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 230
Country: Iraq
Date formed: Oct. 11, 1994
Details of Formation: also known as Sadam's Commandos. Dispute in sources as to whether 1995 or 1994 but is evidence for 1994 as founding date. led by Saddam Hussein's son Uday Hussein to protect president - briefly replaced by brother in 1996. Youth wing Saddam's Lion Cubs/Ashbal Saddam.
Date dissolved: April 9, 2003
Details of Termination: Dated as fall of Baghdad. Became insurgent group when regime fell.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): person/minister
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; adolescents; children; students
Force Strength: [10000, 40000]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; regular military force
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious leader(s)
Other Information: