Harakat Hezballah Al Nujaba

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Info:
HHN emerged from the Iraqi paramilitary Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) in 2013 and is led by AAH co-founder Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi. al-Kaabi claims that, after a period of militant inactivity, the Syrian civil war motivated him to form the militia. He denies it emerged from a “split” with AAH, but that he chose not to unify with them due to disagreements. The two groups still share close affinity, often simultaneously commemorating martyrs. The group openly receives training, arms, and military advice from Iran. They have released a nasheed praising Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Suleimani. They follow the Iranian government’s ideology of Vilayat-e Faqih, and al-Kaabi has stated that he would overthrow the Iraqi government or fight alongside the Yemeni Houthis if ordered by Grand Ayatollah Khamenei;

The group was one of the first Iraqi paramilitaries to send fighters to Syria, doing so since their formation in 2013. They have had an increasing role in the country after a significant boost to recruitment efforts took place in 2015;

In December 2014, ABNA.ir published photos of Iranian-built Yasir UAV (an unlicensed copy of the American ScanEagle) claimed in use with Harakat Hizballah al-Nujaba;

The group is divided into four brigades:
– Liwa Ammar Ibn Yasir (Ammar Ibn Yasir Brigade)
– Liwa al-Hamad (Praise Brigade)
– Liwa al-Imam al-Hassan al-Mujtaba (Brigade of Imam Hassan the Chosen)
– Golan Liberation Brigade

Allies: Syria, Iran, Kata’ib Hezbollah, Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas, Hezbollah, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Liwa Dhulfiqar, Liwa Fatemiyoun, Baqir Brigade, Houthis;

Established:
2003

Ideology:
Shia Islamism
Vilayat-e Faqih
Khomeinism
Anti-West

Also Known As:
Ḥaraka Ḥizballah an-Nujaba
Movement of the Party of God’s Nobles
HHN
Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba

Country:
Iraq

Website:
www.alnujaba.com

E-mail:
[email protected]

Person of interests:
Akram al-Kaabi – Leader
Hashim al-Mousawi – Spokesperson

Reason for the color:
» US congress finalizes bill on sanctioning Iranian-backed militias in Iraq;

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