Tag: Iran-backed Shiite militias

A Shi'ite fighter stands on top of a vehicle at a check point near Bartella, Iraq, November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Kurds Protest Report of Iran-Allied Shiite Militias Seeking Base in Iraqi Kurdistan

Fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization of mostly Iran-allied Shiite militias, have established a presence in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region with the ultimate purpose of erecting a base there, Rudaw has learned from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

Iraqi forces pushed the Islamic State group out of Qayyarah, considered strategic for a planned offensive against the jihadists' last Iraqi stronghold of Mosul

U.S. Expects Islamic State to Use Chemical Weapons to Defend Mosul

American officials fear that Islamic State jihadists will use crudely-designed chemical weapons, primarily packed with a sulfur mustard gas agent, to defend their de-facto capital of Mosul in Iraq from advancing Iraqi forces, Kurdish troops and Iran-allied Shiite militias, backed by U.S. troops.

Fighters of Islamic State stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014. REUTERS

Aid Agency: Islamic State Shooting Dead Fleeing Fallujah Civilians

Brutal Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists are shooting dead civilians who try to flee the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an aid agency. According to BBC, families interviewed by NRC revealed that civilians are

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Islamic State Turns Its Fight in Iraq on Shiite Militias

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) repelled an offensive launched by Shiite militiamen, many of them backed by Iran, to recapture the village of Bashir south of northern Iraq’s Kirkuk, Kurdish media outlet Rudaw reports.

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Iraq Summons Saudi Envoy over Comments on Iran-Backed Militia

The Iraqi foreign ministry summoned the new Saudi ambassador to Baghdad, Thamer al-Sabhan, after he suggested that a coalition of Iran-backed Shi’ite militias was exacerbating sectarian tensions and should leave the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) to the Iraqi security forces.