Their leader is Mullah Qari Ra'id. When Al-Afad sized power, Ra'id fled to Tajikistan. From there, he was instrumental in calling attention to the atrocities being carried out under Al-Afad and actively called for U.N. intervention. During the war, Ra'id reentered the country and organized the northern tribes into a formidable fighting force that supported the US incursion. Now that Al-Afad has been defeated Ra'id's goal is to establish a separate state in northern Zekistan. The more fanatical elements of the Anser al-Ra'id are the Hashishim al-Ra'id ("Assassins of Ra'id"), known for ruthless tactics and torture.
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- ↑ 'Situation Briefing' 2006, in Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers manual, THQ, pp. 4.