Badr Corps

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The Badr Corps is the military wing of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a Shi'a organization. SCIRI, under the sovereign Iraqi government, is now the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI). The military unit, at various sizes, was also known as the Badr Brigade, Badr Army and Badr Organization. Despite the similarity in names, it must not be confused with a very different Shi'a militia under Muqtada al-Sadr, usually called the Mahdi Army.

Indeed, the two militias fought each other as well as Americans, Iraqi Security Forces, and Sunnis. 49 Iraqis died in a fight between the two, in the Shi'a holy city of Karbala, in August 2007.