Since the killing of Jamal Jaafar, nicknamed (Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis), deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Commission in Iraq, by an American air strike in early January, with the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, on the road to Baghdad International Airport, a state of anticipation has prevailed to know who She will succeed the engineer in the crowd.
And on the way the military leaders associated with Iran rise, there is no doubt that the prospective person will be from the shadow men who rarely appear in the media with few pictures who are surrounded by secrecy and carry movement titles, and who possess a military history that is not free from operations against American forces, as well as participating in battles against ISIS. Islamic and other strategic operations, so "Khal" was the official successor to the engineer.
|Communication sites transmitted this image of Abu Fadak|
The Popular Mobilization Command announced last Thursday the appointment of "Abu Fadak" as the chief of staff of the commission, to succeed the engineer.
"The Popular Mobilization Committee held a meeting, in which they agreed to appoint the leader Abdul Aziz (Abu Fadak) to the position of Chief of Staff to succeed the engineer," Abu Ali al-Basri, deputy assistant to the chief of the authority, said in a press statement.
He added, "The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces will sign the Diwani order for his appointment within the next two days, according to an official notification received by the Popular Mobilization Authority."
Information from informed sources indicates that the agreement to appoint Abu Fadak was made through a committee that included six figures from the crowd alongside Abu Fadak, and under the supervision of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
According to the sources that spoke to Al-Jazeera Net, "The committee included Abu Fadak, Abu Ali Al-Basri, Abu Muntazir Al-Husseini, Abu Iman Al-Bahli, Abu Alaa Al-Walai, Laith Al-Khazali and Ahmed Al-Asadi, and ended with the choice of Abu Fadak."
|Abu Fadak (left) receives a special greeting from Soleimani (communication sites)|
"Abu Fadak" was keen not to appear in the media, with the choice of several dynamic names to ensure the greatest secrecy and ambiguity of his movements and connections, among them the nickname "uncle" that appeared on the walls of the American embassy after storming its surroundings last December, by the crowd crowd and factions Armed.
Protesters accused Abu Fadak of being responsible for attacking protesters on the Al-Senak Bridge last December, with weapons and Molotov cocktails, after the title "Uncle" also appeared on the Al-Senak Garage, which was taken by the protesters as their headquarters.
A member of the PMF says his real name is Abdel Aziz al-Muhammadawi, one of the most prominent leaders of the Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq, and the leader of the Brigade Operations in Jurf al-Sakhr against the Islamic State in 2014.
The source, who did not give his name to Al-Jazeera Net, added that after the Jurf al-Sakhr cliff, al-Muhammadi moved to Salah al-Din Governorate (north of Baghdad) and led the operations of the Hezbollah Brigades against ISIS from the Baiji district, indicating that Abu Fadak was very close to Iraqi factions that fought in Syria, including "Asaib". The People of Truth, the Nejaba Movement, Imam Ali Brigades. "
|The engineer was assassinated by Washington early last month near Baghdad airport, accompanied by Soleimani (Reuters)|
He continued by saying that Abu Fadak does not have the support of the factions that were formed after the fatwa of the Kafai jihad against the Islamic State, the most prominent of which are the Husseiniya and Abbasid threshold factions (Liwa al-Akbar Brigade - Al-Abbas Combat Division).
According to sources familiar with the PMF, a group of armed factions have expressed their opposition to the appointment of Muhammadawi as the successor to the engineer.
She says that the four Hashd brigades (the Abbas and Imam Ali fighting divisions, the Ali al-Akbar Brigade and the Ansar al-Marjaiya) see that "appointing a deputy chief of the Hashd Commission needs contexts that are not currently available" which could delay Abu Fadak's assumption of his duties.
Security expert Hisham al-Hashemi says to Al-Jazeera Net that (Al-Khalil) al-Muhammadawi has a long association with Soleimani, and organizationally he worked with the Badr Organization in 1983, and was assigned intelligence missions to the Badr Organization as an assistant to Hadi al-Amiri.
Al-Hashemi added that al-Khal refused in 2004 to give up arms, and formed special groups to resist the Americans financially linked to the Badr Organization. In 2006 he returned to work with the engineer, and his groups were associated with the office of Soleimani, and the organization of the Hezbollah Brigades formed the blessing of Soleimani, the engineer and the leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Imad Mughniyeh (assassinated in 2008 in Damascus) as special groups highly trained and equipped to fight the Americans.