Terror organization: Al-Ḥashd ash-Shaʿbī (Popular Mobilization Forces) in that Asaib Ahl al-Haq;
Status: Founder and leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, politician;
Roll: Involved in killing of many US troops. Lead the organization as a pro-Iranian militia and act from it in the Iraqi parliament. Designated by the US;
Born: 20 June 1974; alt. 1974; alt. 24 April 1974;
Place of Birth: Baghdad, Iraq;
Known also as: Qays Hadi Sayyid Alazerej; Qais Hadi Sayed Hasan Al-Khazali; Qays Al-Khazali; Qays Al-Khaz’ali; Qays Hadi Sa’id Al-Khazali.
Qais al-Khazali (Laith al-Khazali’s brother) is Secretary General of the Iran-backed Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) militia in Iraq.
During the October 2019 protests in many cities in Iraq, AAH has opened fire on and killed protesters. Qais al-Khazali was part of a committee of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) proxies that approved the use of lethal violence against protesters for the purpose of public intimidation.
Additionally, Qais and Laith al-Khazali had leading roles in a January 2007 attack on an Iraqi government compound in Karbala. The attack killed five U.S. soldiers and wounded three.
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