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Database: Identifiers of Designated Islamic Terrorist Organizations
Faylaq al-Wa'ad al-Sadiq
Not yet designated terrorist by a Western country.
Faylaq al-Wa'ad al-Sadiq (The True Promise Corps) is in origin an Iraqi Shi'a militia- defining itself like many others as part of "The Islamic Resistance". Its name refers to Lebanon Hezbollah's 'promise' to kidnap Israeli soldiers. The exact year of its establishment is unknown and little was known of its activities during the U.S. occupation in Iraq. In 2013, the group claimed to have a deployment of fighters to Syria.
The group's leader is one Sheikh Muhammad Hamza al-Tamimi, who is also 'secretary general' for Harakat al-Mustaḍa'fin al-Islamiya ('The Islamic Movement of the Oppressed'). Ideologically, the group espouses affinity with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
Though the group had withdrawn from Syria to focus on the home front in Iraq with the rise of the Islamic State in 2014, a source in the militia informed this author in November 2015 that the group had begun redeploying to Syria around 1-2 months ago.
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