Promised Day Brigade
Promised Day Brigade is a military faction of the Sadrist movement (led by Moqtada al-Sadr) and is one of the most prominent factions of the resistance, which has appeared on the Iraqi arena, and offers itself as the current Iraqi Islamic Jihad as a way to embrace reform and change in the presence of the occupation.
It’s mechanism of jihad and the objectives and timing are considered the determining factors related to the Islamic and national interest.
Sheikh Salah al-Obeidi, a spokesman for the Sadr movement in the mosque of Kufa during the Friday sermon, on behalf of Muqtada al-Sadr, who was in Iran at the time, announced the formation of this group in September 2008 and was followed by a statement of incorporating this brigade.
He said in his statement that “If the American troops stay, I will extend my hand and grasp the hands of the insurgents, and in particular the battalions that fall under the banner of the Promised Day.”
The Lebanese satellite channel Al-Manar on several occasions started to broadcast movies and statements on the operations carried out by the Promised Day Brigade in Baghdad and Maysan, Kirkuk and elsewhere, and the style of the films do not differ from style of that of the League of the Righteous in Iraq.
The group also reviewed its military operations on its website on the Internet, and are as follows:
– The processes of targeting mechanisms and the destruction of American using improvised
– Bombed the U.S. forces base in Basra, using four Katyusha rockets in an operation called ‘Causing Iraqi bloodshed’.
– A double bombing of a U.S. forces base in Babylon.
– Bombing U.S. forces base in Diyala by rockets.
– Targeting military vehicles.
– U.S. Embassy bombing using powerful missiles.
– Targeting U.S. forces Cougar armoured vehicles using improvised high explosives.
– Targeting the U.S. intelligence team in Baghdad with 2 explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades.
– Bombing a U.S. forces base in Baghdad, with five mortar bombs (82) in operation-ambushes.
The U.S. military has accused Tehran of supporting this group in addition to two other armed factions, namely “League of the Righteous” and “Hezbollah Brigades.”
On December 13th , 2011 the Sadrist movement emphasized the need for the military wing represented by the Promised Day Brigade will no longer be operating after the American withdrawal.
– The official site for the Promised Day Brigade.
– The Iraqi resistance: the integration of the weapon with the policy (Isra ax – Al-Manar 24/12/2011)
– Middle East newspaper (August 6, 2011) – (December 10, 2011).
– United Arab Emirates on January 1, 2012.
– Encyclopedia of governance.
– Portal December 13, 2011.