Richard Melson

November 2006

Iraq Insurgency

Islamic Resistance Movement is an insurgent group in Iraq fighting against the U.S. lead coalition forces as part of the Iraqi Insurgency.

The group has a military wing known as the "20th Revolution Brigades" (Literally: "Brigades of the Revolution of the Twenty").

The group, previously known as the Iraqi National Islamic Resistance, was among the first groups that were formed after the occupation of Iraq, formed around August, 2003.

Resistance Movement and the 20th Revolution Brigades.

LOGO: It's a map of Iraq, with a Quran on top of it, and the verse "Fight them, God shall torture them by your hands", and in the middle there is a mirrored symbol of an AK gun, with an Iraqi flag attached to it, between the gun and the flag, a small print says "Islamic Resistance movement", and below, a larger print reads "Brigades of the 20th Revolution."

Logo of the Islamic Resistance Movement and the 20th Revolution Brigades.

It's a map of Iraq, with a Quran on top of it, and the verse "Fight them, God shall torture them by your hands", and in the middle there is a mirrored symbol of an AK gun, with an Iraqi flag attached to it, between the gun and the flag, a small print says "Islamic Resistance movement", and below, a larger print reads "Brigades of the 20th Revolution."

Islamic Resistance Movement is an insurgent group in Iraq fighting against the U.S. lead coalition forces as part of the Iraqi Insurgency.

The group has a military wing known as the "20th Revolution Brigades" (Literally: "Brigades of the Revolution of the Twenty").

The group, previously known as the Iraqi National Islamic Resistance, was among the first groups that were formed after the occupation of Iraq, formed around August, 2003.