Iraq police in armed clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad: security official

Baghdad (AFP) – Iraqi police surrounded the Baghdad headquarters of the pro-Iran Hezbollah Brigades militia Wednesday, after an armed clash with law enforcement left three people wounded, an interior ministry source said. 

The Hezbollah Brigades, part of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary units that fought the Islamic State group in Iraq, is also fighting on the side of Bashar al-Assad in Syria independent of the authorities in Baghdad.  

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