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Jaysh al-Mukhtar

Not yet designated terrorist by a Western country

Base of operations: Iraq

Jaysh al-Mukhtar is a Shi'a militant group led by Wathiq al-Battat, who also leads 'Hezbollah in Iraq.' Battat openly identifies himself as a loyalist to Iran, and his militia has fired mortar rounds at Saudi Arabia. Jaysh al-Mukhtar was first announced in February 2013 following the outbreak of Sunni Arab protests, ostensibly to support the government and protect Iraqi Shi'a. Though Battat has a tendency to grandiose exaggeration, Jaysh al-Mukhtar has since been playing a real role in fighting against the renewed Sunni Arab insurgency in Iraq.

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