Faylaq al-Wa'ad al-Sadiq ("The True Promise Corps") is an Iraqi 'Islamic Resistance' faction with a long history, having emerged in the days of the U.S.-occupation of Iraq following the invasion in 2003 and being one of the Iraqi groups that have fought in Syria. Most recently, the group has come to some prominence for issuing a statement in which it vowed to continue fighting the U.S. presence in Iraq despite Kata'ib Hezbollah's announcement of a suspension of operations against American forces in the wake of the killing of three U.S. soldiers at a base on the Jordan-Syria border- an announcement that likely involved Iranian and Iraqi government pressure on Kata'ib Hezbollah to take a step to de-escalate. Faylaq al-Wa'ad al-Sadiq also denounced retaliatory U.S. strikes as a violation of Iraqi sovereignty, accusing Jordan of participating in the strikes and saying that Jordan had now become a target for the 'resistance.'
To learn more about Faylaq al-Wa'ad al-Sadiq's history and its perspective on current events in Iraq and the wider region, I decided to conduct an interview with its leader Shaykh Muhammad al-Tamimi, which is presented below. The interview is slightly edited and condensed for clarity.
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