Hamdi Malik is an Associate Fellow with the Washington Institute, specializing in Shia militias. He earned his doctorate at the school of social, political and global studies, Keele University. He is a co-founder of the Militia Spotlight platform, which offers in-depth analysis of developments related to the Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria. He is the coauthor of the Institute's 2020 study "Honored, Not Contained: The Future of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces."
A closer look at the "resistance" television channel owned and operated by U.S.-designated terrorist movement Asaib Ahl al-Haq.
Name: Qanat al-Ahd al-Fadhaiyah (al-Ahd satellite television channel).
Type of movement: Social or media organization associated with an armed group, undertaking nonkinetic information operations (media activities and propaganda). Supporting domestic counter-U.S. operations, domestic counter-political/social moderate operations, and foreign counter-Saudi operations.
Headquarters located in Baghdad's Karradah district.
Al-Ahd's website domain was seized by the U.S. Department of Justice on June 22, 2021, due to its affiliation with Iran’s Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU), which was itself designated by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on October 22, 2020, for "attempting to influence elections in the United States."
Chain of command:
Controlled by Asaib Ahl al-Haq.
Part of Muasasat al-Ahd lil Ilam wa al-Thaqafa wa al-Fonun (Al-Ahd organization for media, culture, and arts).