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The Babylon Movement (Arabic: حركة بابليون‎) is an ethnic Chaldean political party situated in Iraq. Founded in 2014, it is the political wing of the Babylon Brigade, a nominally Christian militia that was formed as part of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces. Rayan al-Kildani, an Iraqi Chaldean Christian with close ties to the Badr Organization [1], heads both the party and militia. On July 18, 2019, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned Rayan based on charges of corruption and human rights abuses [2].

Babylon Movement
HeadquartersIraq
Military wingBabylon Brigade
ReligionChristian
Council of Representatives
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Military wingEdit

Babylon Brigade
كتائب بابليون
Participant in Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)
 
Chaldean flag is used by Babylon Brigade.
Group(s)
  • 50th Brigade[5]
LeadersRayan al-Kildani
Size1,000+[6]
Part of  Popular Mobilization Forces
Allies
Opponent(s)  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Battles and war(s)Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A Mostly Non-Christian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Christians' Parliamentary Seats". HuffPost. Retrieved 30 Aug 2019.
  2. ^ "U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iraqi Militia Leaders and Ex-Governors". New York Times. Retrieved 30 Aug 2019.
  3. ^ [1]U.S. Dept. of Treasury press release.
  4. ^ [2],alghadeer.
  5. ^ a b http://www.rubincenter.org/2017/10/hashd-brigade-numbers-index/
  6. ^ https://www.ibtimes.com/iraq-christian-militia-battles-islamic-state-militants-isis-terrorists-are-our-enemy-2005827
  7. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35998716