Al-Ḥashd ash-Shaʿbī (Arabic: الحشد الشعبي‎), translated as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), the People’s Mobilization Committee (PMC) and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), is an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization composed of some 40 militias of mostly Shia Muslim groups, with some Sunni Muslim, Christian, and Yazidi elements.