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Badr Brigade (Iraq)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 235
Country: Iraq
Date formed: April 1, 2003
Details of Formation: Origin as group early 1980s, progov with invasion of Iraq and aligned with CPA and later Iraqi Government. Connected to Shiite political party and linked to Ministry of Interior 2005. militia members in police.
Date dissolved: Feb. 22, 2009
Details of Termination: Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council: Headed by Shiite cleric Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim and close to the Badr Brigade militia, now part of Iraq's national security forces. The Toronto Star, February 22, 2009
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; political party; state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel yes
Types of Material Support: domestic government; Foreign government
State Sponsor(s): United States; Iran
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; party activists
Force Strength: [15000, unknown]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions; protect state, national or religious leader(s); fight insurgents
Other Information: linked to Ministry of Interior 2005. militia members in police.