Insiders say the groups followed a call to arms by Iraq's leading Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, they also cite the religious guidance of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, as a key factor in their decision to fight and defend Iraq.
Hadi al-Amiri, leader of the Badr Organisation, told Reuters "The majority of us believe that Khamenei has all the qualifications as an Islamic leader, he is the leader not only for Iranians but the Islamic nation, I believe so and I take pride in it, Khamenei would place the interests of the Iraqi people above all else"
The Badr Organisation, perhaps the single most powerful Shi'ite paramilitary group, and the commander of a relatively new militia called Saraya al-Khorasani.
It is these men of Iran who fight alongside the Iraqi soldiers, and truly teach them how to defend themselves
Hashid Shaabi is headed by Jamal Jaafar Mohammed, better known by his nom de guerre Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, a former Badr commander who once plotted against Saddam Hussein and whom American officials have accused of bombing the U.S. embassy in Kuwait in 1983.
Iraqi officials say Mohandis is the right-hand man of Qassem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force, part of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Mohandis is praised by some militia fighters as "the commander of all troops" whose "word is like a sword above all groups."
The body he heads helps coordinate everything from logistics to military operations against Islamic State. Its members say Mohandis' close friendships with both Soleimani and Amiri helps anchor the collaboration.
General Hamid Taghavi, a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, known to militia members as Abu Mariam, Taghavi was killed in northern Iraq in December, he has become a hero for many of Iraq's Shi'ite fighters.
Taghavi "was an expert at guerrilla war, people looked at him as magical.", in a video posted online by the Khorasani group soon after Taghavi's death, the Iranian general squats on the battlefield, giving orders as bullets snap overhead.
Around him, young Iraqi fighters with AK-47s press themselves tightly against the ground, the general wears rumpled fatigues and has a calm, grandfatherly demeanor. Later in the video, he rallies his fighters, encouraging them to run forward to attack positions.
Unlike the Americans (BAD ADVICE), who's advisors lead them (the Iraqi army) to collapse!
The U.S. stayed all these years with the Iraqi army and never taught them to use drones or how to operate a very sophisticated communication network, or how to intercept the enemy's communication
With the help of Iranian advisers, the Iraqi now knows how to operate and manufacture drones, soldier sees his commander Amiri, Mohandis or Qassem Soleimani in the battle, eating with them, sitting with them on the ground, joking with them, this is why they are ready to fight, this is why it is an invincible force."
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