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Kata'ib al-Imam al-Gha'ib: Intro and Interview by Aymenn
"To give a brief introduction, Kata’ib al-Imam al-Gha’ib
(‘The Absent Imam Battalions’- the ‘Absent Imam’ referring to Imam al-Mehdi
in Shi’a messianism) is one of dozens of Shi’a militias that have emerged
as part of the ‘Popular Mobilization’ (al-Hashad al-Sha’abi) trend in
response to the wave of Islamic State [IS] gains in northern and western
Iraq in summer 2014. Like a number of militias (e.g. Hezbollah the
Mujahideen in Iraq), Kata’ib al-Imam al-Gha’ib- led by a man known as
‘Abu Dhir al-Fiqar’, advertises itself as a ‘Hezbollah brand’, using
Hezbollah’s symbols in its insignia in particular."
Image above: “Ansar al-Aqeeda: Kata’ib al-Imam al-Gha’ib: Special Force”- featuring above the group’s official logo used on banners.
Bill Garrison, 15 January 2015
- Harakat Nasrallah al-Islamiya (https://iraqinsurgentsblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/10891511_1403977399895356_4623913460558124193_n.jpg
For additional information on Kata’ib al-Imam al-Gha’ib, go to:
(same content as the one provided by William Garrison)
Regarding Harakat Nasrallah al-Islamiya, I have not seen any further information, so a little insight into this one, might help a bit.
Esteban Rivera, 16 January 2015