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Kata'ib Hezbollah

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Kata'ib Hezbollah is a radical Iraqi Shia paramilitary group. Kata'ib Hezbollah's allegiance is to the government of Iran. The group is controlled by the Quds Force, which is a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces.[1][2]

Kata'ib Hezbollah is officially listed as a terrorist organization by the governments of Japan,[3] United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

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The group attacked the United States military and Iraqi military on 20 January 2024.[4] In retaliation for the attack, the United States launched airstrikes against the group four days later.[5]

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  1. "Kata'ib Hezbollah: A Dominant Iraqi Pro-Iranian Militia". The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. 2 January 2023.
  2. Roggio, Bill (November 1, 2023). "PROFILES OF 15 IRANIAN-BACKED MILITIAS IN THE MIDDLE EAST". The Long War Journal.
  3. "カタイブ・ヒズボラ(KH) | 国際テロリズム要覧(Web版) | 公安調査庁". 2 March 2019. Archived from the original on 2 March 2019.
  4. United States Department of Defense (24 January 2024). "U.S. Forces Strike Kataib Hezbollah Capabilities in Iraq" (Post on 𝕏). 𝕏 (Formerly Twitter). United States federal government. Retrieved 24 January 2024.
  5. Copp, Tara; Baldor, Lolita C. (24 January 2024). "US hits Iraq militia sites and anti-ship missiles in Yemen as fight with Iranian proxies intensifies" (News article). AP News. Washington, D.C.: Associated Press (AP). Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. Retrieved 25 January 2024.