Liwa al-Youm al-Mawud (Promised Day Brigades) (Syria)

Country: Syria
Details of Formation: The Promised Day Brigades are an offshoot of the Iraqi Mahdi army led by Sadr. After Sadr had disbanded his army and turned it into a social and charitable network, the Promised Day Brigades represented the armed wing. In June 2013, sources report about the presence of Promised Day Brigades in Syria.
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Purpose: The main purpose of the group is to support the Syrian President Assad in the fights against Sunni rebels
Organisation: Members are sent to Syria at Iran’s covert directions. Iran uses the Brigades to support Bashar al-Assad with the help of Hadi al-Ameri, the Iraqi minister of transportation.
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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.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD