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Moqtada Al-Sadr Followers Protest
Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
26 Apr 2016

Thousands of protesters who support the Iraqi Shiaa spiritual leader Moqtada al-Sadr, gathered on Tuesday, April 26th in Tahrir square near the gate of the Green Zone in central Baghdad. The protesters demanded the Iraqi parliament vote for the formation of a new government and take action on economic and political reform.

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Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb
Baghdad, Iraq
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Shiite Militia Fighters in Southwest ...
Al-Anbar
By mushtaq mohammed
03 Jun 2015

Fighters belonging to Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi 'Popular Mobilization' militia battle ISIS in southwest Anbar Province.

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Iraqi Shiite Militia Mobilizes
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
20 May 2015

Members of the Iraqi Shiite Badr Organization militia, part of the so-called Popular Mobilization Forces, prepare to travel to Anbar Province to battle Islamic State forces following their takeover of the city of Ramadi.

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Shiite Badr Militia Attacks ISIS Posi...
Ad-Dawr
By mushtaq mohammed
04 Mar 2015

March 4, 2015
Tikrit, Iraq

Fighters belonging to the militia of the Shiite Badr Organization clash with ISIS militants in the village of Ad-Dawr, Iraq south of Tikrit. Militia leaders say ISIS was forced to retreat, giving Badr fighters control of the village. During the battle Mustafa al-Amiri, son of the Badr militia commander Hadi al-Amiri was injured.

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(00:24) Fighters chanting: "Labayk ya Hussein [We are answering the call of Hussein]." "Labayki ya Zahraa [We are answering the call of Zahraa]."

(04:07) Fighter 1: "We are at the front line with the enemy, it is a tactical attack for the military forces who started to move forward, Victory is ours."

(05:37) Fighter 2: "We will not withdraw, until the last minute, only death can take us back to our families before retrieving Najaf. There is noway we are going back, and we want to avenge our martyrs in Spiker."

(07:05) Fighter 3: "We ask God to help us achieve our goal, for the sake of al-Hussein, the martyr in Kerbala. We ask God to help us achieve victory against our enemies, for the sake of al-Huseein, al-Zahraa, Abi Abdullah al-Hussein, and Ahl al-Bayt [the people of the House]."

(08:32) Fighter 4: "Those are the people who killed the martyrs in Spiker. We will avenge them, until we reach Mosul."

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Houthis Rally Against Yemen Political...
Sana'a, Yemen
By Yousef Mawry
02 Feb 2015

Thousands of Shi'ite Muslim Houthis staged a rally in the capital Sana'a on February 2nd to show solidarity with the Houthi movement's decision to grant Yemen's political factions a three day ultimatum to pull the nation out of its political vacuum.

The protesters said political factions have only two days left to reach an agreement, otherwise the Houthi leadership would take matters into his own hands and form a presidential committee to govern Yemen for an interim period.

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(Arabic) Munthir al Asbahi, Revolutionary Youth Leader
“We the revolutionaries and the free people of Yemen declare our support and solidarity for all of the decisions made by the expanded national conference which occurred yesterday”

(Arabic) Amer Muhsun Khalil, Demonstrator “We came out today in solidarity with the resolutions of the expanded national conference and to answer the call of the leader of the Quranic demonstration, Sayyid Abd al-Malek al-Houthi, may God protect him. We came out today to also show support for the decisions he made and to give him full authority to lead the nation out of the current situation which we are living in”

Hezbollah Defiant in Ashoura Commemor...
Nabatieh
By Cherine Yazbeck
06 Nov 2014

November 7, 2014
Nabatieh, Lebanon

The Lebanese Shia Party Hezbollah staged a defiant Ashoura commemoration in its south Lebanon stronghold of Nabatieh. Despite threats from radical sunni groups like ISIS to attack Ashoura commemorations, Hezbollah members and supporters took to the streets to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD. Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech praising his party's role in the Syrian conflict and declaring Hezbollah's readiness to confront any challenges.

Defying ISIS- Beirut's Shia Commemora...
Beirut
By Transterra Editor
04 Nov 2014

November 4, 2014
Beirut, Lebanon

Amidst tight security, Lebanese Shia citizens defy ISIS bomb threats and participate in Ashura celebrations in Beirut's southern suburbs.

Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in the battle of Karbala in 680AD. While primarily a religious celebration, Ashura in Lebanon is highly tied to politics. This year's rally in south Beirut ended with a speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who defended his party's military actions in Syria.

Sunni militant groups like ISIS and Nusra Front have been threatening to attack Hezbollah controlled and Shia dominant areas in Lebanon in revenge for Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian conflict. Last year, Beirut's southern suburbs experienced a wave bombings at the hands of Nusra affiliated militants.

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Blood and Rain: Ashura in Southern Le...
Nabatieh
By Cherine Yazbeck
03 Nov 2014

November 4, 2014
Nabatieh, Lebanon

Followers of the Lebanese Shia political party Amal commemorate Ashura in the southern Lebanese town of Nabatieh. Despite bans from top Shia religious leaders against self flagellation rituals, participants beat themselves with swords and proudly paraded their bloody heads and shirts.

Ashura commemorates the death and martyrdom of Imam Hussein in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD. Hezbollah, Lebanon's other major Shia political party also held their own separate Ashura commemoration a few days later, but self flagellation rituals were not permitted.

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Iraqi-Shia Fighters Celebrate Complet...
By mushtaq mohammed
27 Jun 2014

Armed Shia fighters from the al-Akida brigade celebrate their graduation after seven days of combat training under guidance of Iranian military advisors. Sheikh Maytham al-Karbalaei, a leader in the brigade stated, “This regiment was trained in the most modern tactics of urban warfare, and how to respond to any sudden attack against the Shiite holy sites.”

The brigade of 2,500 fighters is independent and does not answer to any governmental authority. It is responsible for the protection of al-Ataba al-Abasey shrine and receives its orders from Iraqi-Shia spiritual leader Sheikh Ali al-Sayed al-Sistani.

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Iraqi Farmers Take Up Arms to Fight ISIL
By TTM Contributor 16
18 Jun 2014

June 19, 2014
Baghdad, Iraq

Iraqi-farmers from the area around Baghdad gather in the city to form fighting brigades that will fight ISIL. Under the administration of the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture, the farmers are answering the call of Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani, the spiritual leader of the Iraqi-Shia, to take up arms against ISIL. The Ministry of Agriculture is helping organize farmers across the country form their own fighting brigades.

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Mahdi Army Marches in Najaf
By Ahmad Mousa
18 Jun 2014

June 18, 2014
Najaf, Iraq

Mahdi Army fighters loyal to Iraqi-Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march in the holy city of Najaf. The Mahdi Army, also known as the Jaish al-Mahdi, vowed to defend the city from the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as it continues its assault across Iraq.

The deployment of the Mahdi Army to the streets of Najaf is yet another significant sign that Iraq is headed to larger, more widespread civil war.

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Iraqi Volunteers in Training Camps
By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

June 17, 2014
Baghdad, Iraq

420 Iraqi Army volunteers undergo basic training at an Iraqi Army training camp in the central Baghdad neighborhood of al-Jadliya. Most new recruits are only given 3 days of training and then sent to the front lines to battle ISIL. The recruits responded to the call of Iraqi-Shia Spiritual leader to Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani to take up arms against ISIL.

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Iraqi Shia Tribe Prepares for Battle ...
Baghdad
By Transterra Editor
13 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014,
Baghdad, Iraq

A Shia tribe in the al-Kazemeya neighborhood of northern Baghdad recruits dozens of new men to fight ISIL.

Members of the Al-Anbari tribe gathered on Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 in the orchard of Sheikh Mabdar al-Marhoun, the Sheikh of the Anbari tribe in al-Kazemeya. The volunteers responded to a call by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that citizens volunteer to fight the ISIL onslaught.

There are reports that a number of tribes in the southern provinces of Nasriya, Maysan, and Karbala have already started preparing fighting groups to be sent to fight ISIL further north.