2. Asaib Ahl Al-Haqq militia led by Qais al-Khazali, The Asaib militia has been notorious for massacres and mass executions of civilians in Diyala and villages outside of Baghdad. The most recent massacre was when the Asaib militiamen entered Musab bin Umayr Mosque in Diyala and slaughtered over 70 worshipers during the Friday prayers.
3. Badr Forces Militia, led by Hadi al-Amiri. Badr has been notorious for infiltrating the ranks of the Interior Ministry forces and responsible for the arrest, torture, and mass executions of Sunnis.
4. Saraya Al-Salam Militia (formerly Mehdi Army or Jaish Al-Mahdi, JAM) led by Muqtada al-Sadr
5. Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi Militia (Popular Mobilization Militia) led by Muqtada al-Sadr, using the fatwa of Ali Sistani to rally against Sunnis
6. Shaheed Al-Mihrab (Prayer Martyr) Militia led by Ammar al-Hakim. This is an offshoot of the Badr Brigades, but it is led by the Islamic Higher Council party head Al-Hakim.
7. Iraqi National Congress militia led by Ahmed Chalabi. The INC militia was notorious for sectarian assassinations and executions early on 2003 to 2006.
8. Dawa Party Militia led by Nouri Al-Maliki. Maliki established special paramilitaries from his Dawa party that reported to the Prime Minister's office.
9. Dawa Party - Iraq Branch Militia, led by Hashim al-Moussawi and Abdel Karim al-Anzi.
10. Hizbullah Militia led by Karim Mahood al-Muhammadawi
11. Hizbullah Movement Militia led by Hassan Al-Sari
12. Iraqi Hizbullah Militia led by Wathiq Al-Battat (which has become known by making terrorist threats against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia). The Interior Ministry actually issued an arrest warrant for Al-Battat for threatening to assassinate government officials, but the warrant was never executed.
13. Baratha Husseiniya Militia led by Sheikh Jalaluddin al-Saghir. This militia was notorious for running secret torture chambers at the Baratha center.
14. Ghasl Al-Aar (Wash the Shame) Militia led by Jafar Al-Ragheef. The militia specialized in targeting for executions, Shiites who became Sunnis.
15. Ashbal Al-Sadr (Cubs Battalions) Militia led by Mohammed Hussein al-Sadr
16. Yed Allah (Hand of God) Militia, led by Ahmed al-Saadi
17. Thar Allah (Revenge of God) Militia led by Walid al-Hilli
18. Al-Fudhalaa (Virtuous) Militia led by Khazaal Al-Saadi
19. Islamic Labor Organization Militia led by Abdul Karim Al-Mudarassi
20. Baqeyat Allah (Rest of God) Militia led by Mustafa al-Abadi
21. Islamic Youth Gathering Militia led Muntisar Moussawi
22. Aal Al-Bayt Militia led by Fadel Al Kaabi
23. Aal Al-Bayt Association Militia led by Musa al-Hasani
24. Al-Qassas Al-Adil (Just Retribution) Militia led by Majid Ali Hussein
25. Kataib Al-Qassas (Retribution Brigades) Militia led by Abdullah al-Lami
26. Al-Talee'a (Vanguard) Militia, led by Ali al-Yasiri
27. Al-Fatih (Conquering) Militia led by Kazim Ali
28. Kataib Al-Damm Al-Zakiya (Pure Blood Brigades) Militia led by Ali Hakim
29. Anti-Terrorism Association Militia led by Muwafaq Al-Rubaie
30. Malik Ashtar Brigades, a militia led by Abbas Jaffar
31. Kawthar Committee to Rebuild the Shrines Militia, led by Mansour Haqeqat
32. Hussein Revenge Brigades Militia led by Ali Ghassan Shahbandar
33. Al-Mokhtar Army Militia led by Atallah Al-Husseini
34. Islamic Action Party Militia led by Sadiq Ali Hussein
35. Al-Mahdiya Movement Militia, led by Mohammad Ali Al-Khurasani
36. Al-Adalah (Justice) Militia led by Samir Sheikh Ali
37. Al-Youm Al-Mawoud (Promised Day) Brigade, belonging to the Sadrist Militia leaders Hazem Al-Ajraji and Al-Samaysem.
38. Al-Marja'iyya Soldiers Militia, a force reporting to Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's office.
39. Sahwat Badr Militia, reporting to Nouri al-Maliki, personal guards.
40. Sarayah Al-Qassas (Retribution Brigades) Militia led by Rafid al-Maliki
41. Sarayah Al-Amr Bil-Marouf Wal Nahee An Al-Munkar (Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Brigade) Militia led by Nadhim Al-Saree.
42. Badr Organization Militia, led by Shaker Abu Rumi (this is separate from with Badr Forces led by Hadi Al-Ameri)
43. Shaban 15 Organization Militia of Hamza al-Battat
44. Jund Al-Imam (Imam Soldiers) Militia led by Sami Al-Badri
45. Thaer Allah (Revenge of God) Organization Militia, led by Yusuf Al-Sanadi
46. Mujaheed Al-Thawra Al-Islamiya Movement (Islamic Revolution Mujaheed Movement) Militia, link to the Islamic Higher Council Party, led by Al-Hakeem
47. Sayid Al-Shuhada Movement (Master of Martyrs Movement) Militia led Nafee Al-Saymari and Sayyid Dagher Al-Musawi