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Harakat al-Shaheed al-Awal

Not yet designated terrorist by a Western country
Base of operations: Iraq

Harakat al-Shaheed al-Awal ("The First Martyr Movement") is a Shi'a militia operating in Iraq. The 'First Martyr' refers to Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr who was murdered by Saddam's regime in 1980. The group appears to be participating in the Iraqi government's March 2014 offensive to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State.

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