Badr Organization (Syria)

Country: Syria
Details of Formation: On 13 July 2013, the Badr Organization announced their military involvement in Syria. Originally, the group is from Iraq, founded in the early 1980s during Iran-Iraq war. It fought Saddam Hussein under the name Badr Brigades. In 2003 they renamed themselves into Badr Organization.
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Purpose: The main purpose of the PGM is to support the Syrian regime in its fight against rebels.
Organisation: The Badr Organization works in Syria through its subgroup, the Quwet al-Shahid Muhammed Baqir al-Sadr (BO-QSMBS) (The Martyr Muhammed Baqir al-Sadr Forces). One news source mentions that the Badr Organization works as an instrument through which Iran is able to organize operations to support Assad in Syria.
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Size: The Badr Organization announced in 2013 that it had sent 1,500 fighters to Syria.
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Treatment of Civilians: --
Other Information: The sources do not explicitly mention a direct link to the Syrian regime. The group was included as PGM due to the similarities with other Iranian-backed Iraqi militias operating in Syria, which are reportedly pro-Assad. The Badr Organization created the subgroup 'Quwet al-Shahid Muhammed Baqir al-Sadr' as an expeditionary force operating in Syria. The group has strong links to Iraqi ministries of Transportation and the Interior.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD