Saraya al-Jihad (Arabic: سرايا الجهاد‎, "Jihad Companies") or as the Popular Mobilization Forces' 17th Brigade[7] is an Iraqi Shia group and the armed wing of the Jihad and Development Movement, operating in Iraq and Syria under the command of the Popular Mobilization Forces.[8] It has been closely intertwined with Liwa al-Muntazar.[3]

Saraya al-Jihad
سرايا الجهاد
Participant in Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017), Syrian Civil War
IdeologyShia Islamism
Allegiance Iraq
LeaderHassan al-Sari[2]
Area of operationsIraq
Syria
SizeSeveral Hundred
Part of Popular Mobilization Forces
Allies
Opponent(s)
Battles and war(s)Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)
WebsiteOfficial website

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  1. ^ Aboufadel, Leith (19 May 2018). "Jihadist group bizarrely claims responsibility for explosions at Hama Airport (photos)". AMN – Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "سرايا "الجهاد" تدمر رتلا عسكريا لـ"داعش" من 8 مركبات غرب الموصل". 29 November 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad. "The U.S.-Iranian confrontation on the Syria-Iraq Borders: Interview with an Iraqi Militia Official". Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. ^ "قناة الفرات - Alforat TV". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Contact Support". alhurrya.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  6. ^ "الجبوري يحث على إعمار الكرمة وإعادة النازحين". Al Sabaah (in Arabic). Baghdad. 2016-06-01.
  7. ^ "Hashd Brigade Numbers Index". www.rubincenter.org. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  8. ^ Loaa Adel (29 November 2016). "Saraya al-Jihad forces destroy ISIS convoy near Mosul". Iraqi News.

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