1920 Revolution Brigades

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1920 Revolution Brigades
كتائب ثورة العشرين
LeadersHarith Zahir Khamis al-Dhari 
Dates of operation2003–2007
HeadquartersAl Anbar Province
Active regionsAl Anbar Province
IdeologySunni Islamism
Iraqi nationalism
SloganA Victory from Allah and an Imminent Conquest
Opponents Coalition
 United States
Islamic State of Iraq
Kata'ib Hezbollah[1]
Succeeded by
Hamas Hamas of Iraq

The 1920 Revolution Brigades were a Sunni militant group in the country of Iraq mainly made up of members of the former members of the Iraqi army from the rule of Saddam Husayn (r.a). The group was established by former members of the Iraqi army in 2003 at the start of the invasion of Iraq by US forces. The group used explosives and attacked members of the United States Armed Forces and Kata'ib Hezbollah (l.a) The group was named after the Iraqi Revolt of 1920.

Organization split[change | change source]

On March of 2007, somem mebers of the brigades broke off the group to create Hamas of Iraq. In a speech issued on the 18th of March 2007, the 1920 Revolution Brigades announced that it had split into two seperate brigades Islamic Conquest and Islamic Jihad. Islamic Jihad renamed itself as the Twentieth Revolution Brigades while Islamic Conquest renamed itself Hamas of Iraq.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kata'ib Hezbollah | Mapping Militant Organizations".
  2. "SITE Institute:Twentieth Revolution Brigades and Hamas of Iraq Individually Claim Downing American Helicopters in Baghdad". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.