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Badr Organization

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

Background: Musings on Iraq

The Badr Organization, previously known as the Badr Brigades, originated as an Iranian-backed armed wing of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI, since rebranded the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq), which is closest to Iran ideologically of the main Shi'a political groupings in Iraq. Since the 2003 invasion, however, the Badr Organization has effectively split off from the Supreme Islamic Council to form its own political and armed wing, acting as a direct proxy of Iran. Over the course of the Syrian civil war, the Badr Organization has deployed fighters to Syria under the banner of the Martyr Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr Forces to push back against Syrian rebels. Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr was the father-in-law of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. He had supported the Iranian Revolution and serves as a wide figure of inspiration for Iraq's Shi'a political groups. Since the outbreak of the wider Sunni insurgency in Iraq, the Badr Organization's military wing has been involved in fighting in Anbar, Samarra, and other areas.

Badr Organization Armpatch
Badr Organization Fighter
Badr Organization fighters in SWAT gear
Badr Organization Graphic for Fighting in Syria
Badr Organization Martyrdom Poster
Badr Organization: 22nd Brigade
Badr Organization: 23rd Brigade
Badr Organization: 5th Brigade
Badr Organization: Al-Ghadeer TV
Badr Organization: Martyr Sadr Forces
Badr Organization: Political Wing
Badr Organization: Tashkil Asad Amerli
Hashd Sha'abi Committee Logo
Iranian Proxy Militias in Iraq and Lebanon
Liwa al-Imam Muhammad al-Jawad al-Awal: Condolences Poster
Shi'a Jihadi Slogan: Ali Madad
Shi'a Jihadi Slogan: Labbayk Ya Zainab
Shi'a Jihadi Slogan: Ya Hussein
Shi'a Symbol: Ayatollah Muhammad Muhammad Sadeq al-Sadr

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