Infographic: Iraqi Resistance Groups
In the past year and after assassination of martyrs Haj Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis by the US regime, 15 Iraqi Resistance groups announced their existence to fight US occupation in Iraq.
On early hours of 3 January 2020, Haj Qasem Soleimani, commander of IRGC Quds corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy of Hashad Sha’abi (PMU) military branch, and their companions were martyred by US drone attack near Baghdad Airport. After the assassination many Resistance groups and eminent figures of the region talking about and appreciating the positive actives of martyrs Soleimani and al-Muhandis in fighting terrorism and bringing security to the region, threatened US to a proper answer for the crime.
Iraqi groups and people were more persistent on ejecting US from Iraq and avenging blood of the martyrs of this assassination, due to the history of martyring their people in the last several years and violating the sovereignty of their country by the US.
Therefore, just after a short while, several Iraqi Resistance groups emerged. Their main mission was declared to be military confrontation of US and its interests in all of Iraq until complete expulsion of their occupying troops from their land.
So far, 15 Iraqi resistance groups have announced their presence in the country to counter the US occupation. The names of these groups are as follows:
1- “Qasim Al-Jabbarin Resistance” Group
2- “Ashab Al-Kahf Resistance” Group
3- “Saraya Oliya Al-Dam Resistance” Group
4- “International Resistance Faction” Resistance Group
5- “Saraya Thurat Al-Ashrin Al-Thaniyah” Resistance Group
6- “Usbat Al-Thaireen” Resistance Group
7- “Ulu Al-Azm” Resistance Group
8- “Quwat Al-Zulfiqar” Resistance Group
9- “Thar Al-Muhandis” Resistance Group
10- “Martyr Karim Dar’am” Resistance Group
11- “Abolfazl Al-Abbas” Resistance Group
12- “Saraya Al-Muntaqim” Resistance Group
13- “Katibat Al-Sabequn” Resistance Group
14- “Liwa Al-Montaqimun” Resistance Group
15- “Liwa Khaybar” Resistance Group
In the past year, Iraqi Resistance groups launched at least 110 direct and indirect attacks against US and its interests in Iraq. Most of the attacks were in the form of roadside bombs against US logistical convoys.