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The Promised Day Brigades (PDB) (Arabic: لواء اليوم الموعود Liwa al-Youm al-Mawud), originally called the Muqawimun is an Shi'a Islamist, Iraqi Insurgent group and one of Iraq's largest and most powerful Special Groups. The group was created as successor to Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army, which was Iraq's largest Shi'a militia until its disbanding in 2008, he also called on other Special Groups to join the brigades. Sadr had earlier already talked about the creation of a smaller guerrilla unit which would continue the Mahdi Army's armed activities but for the first time gave the organisation a name in November 2008 when he declared the creation of the Promised Day Brigades. On November 29, 2009, the group's Basra leader was arrested in al-Amarah. - Source: Wikipedia

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