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Saddam's Lion Cubs (Iraq)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 431
Country: Iraq
Date formed: Aug. 13, 1997
Details of Formation: One source mentions founding three years earlier (1994) but no other evidence. Child/youth wing of Saddam fedayeen. Baath party link mentioned.
Date dissolved: April 9, 2003
Details of Termination:
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: adolescents; children
Location: Baghdad
Force Strength: [unknown, 30000]
Target(s): foreign military
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions
Other Information: