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Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada

Not yet designated as terrorist by a Western country

Base of operations: Syria, Iraq

Background: Washington Institute

Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada is an Iranian proxy militia of Iraqi Shi'a fighters that has deployed to both Syria and Iraq. It first emerged in 2013 as fighting force in Syria. Headed by Abu Ala al-Wa'eli, the group also involves the Basra-based MP Faleh al-Khaz'ali, who acts as the 'jihadi assistant' for Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada'.

Ja'afari Force Emblem
Ja'afari Force Insignia
Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada: Al-Mawqif TV
Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada: Fighter with Flag
Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada: Khamenei and Khomeini
Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada: Labbayk ya Zainab
Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada Emblem
Shi'a Symbol: Ayatollah Muhammad Muhammad Sadeq al-Sadr

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