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Shia faction leaders warn US of armed resistance A powerful political faction in Iraq opposes the Obama administration's decision to send additional military personnel to help in the fight against the...

Iraqi forces, Iranian-suported militias report success in Baiji The Iraqi military and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are reported to have liberated the central city of Baiji from the Islamic State and are...

US-backed militias commit war crimes in Iraq Shia sectarian militias, armed and backed by the Iraqi government, are committing war crimes against the country's minority Sunni population, including widespread executions, torture and unlawful detentions, according...

Iran-Backed Shia Rebels Push Forward in Yemen The movement's fighters advanced rapidly, and on September 21st the Houthis entered the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. The Shia militia then announced an ultimatum to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu...

For Iraq's Sunnis, sectarian militias pose an extra threat IRBIL, Iraq. The traffic on the road to Tuz Khurmato, a town about an hour south of Kirkuk, was light on a recent morning when we set...

Iranian support for Iraqi militias becomes increasingly apparent These heavy calibre rifles appear to have been used by Iranian-backed groups in Iraq since at least 2007, but have...

Shiite militia, Iraqi security forces behind Sunni mosque massacre, report … The rights group called on the government to make public details of its findings into the attack, which HRW said...

Think the Islamic State is bad? Check out the 'good guys' While the world is focused on the IS terror threat, the US-trained and backed Iraqi...

ISIS, Shia militia hold opposite sides of Euphrates Volunteer fighters from the Hashd ash-Shaabi, a consortium of Shia militias, patrol through Qaraghoul, an agricultural community southwest of Baghdad. They control everything up to the banks of...

In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foe Abu Karar, an eager Shiite Muslim militiaman, is willing to fight alongside the Iraqi army against Islamic State militants. But he is not counting on the...

Shia Militia Violate Human Rights When Fighting Against IS: Researcher NEW YORK, OCTOBER 14 (RIA Novosti) – Shia Muslim militias are responsible for killings and kidnappings of Sunnis as they fight back against the Islamic State...

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The Gangs of Iraq They were part of the Saraya al-Khorasani Brigade, one of the many Shiite militias that have assumed a national military role since the Iraqi...

Iraqi Shiite militias grow brutal in anti-IS fight The Shiite militias who have answered the call-to-arms by the government to fight the Islamic State group are growing more...

Shia militias as much a threat as Islamic State “Ghabban's appointment cements the Shia militia leader's—and Iran's—influence over the country's security forces,” added Morris. Absurdly, the State Department welcomed the appointment, among...

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The Militias Win Iraq Amiri is widely known to have played a leading role in organizing attacks by the Badr Corps militia (the strongest, most disciplined Shia militia at the time and precursor to...

Iraq descends into anarchy: Shia militias 'abducting and killing Sunni … Iraq is descending into savage sectarian warfare as government-backed Shia militias kill, torture and hold for ransom any...

In Iraq, forces join together in rare show of sectarian unity Iraqi security forces have joined with Sunni Muslim tribesmen and Shiite militia fighters in an extraordinary coalition that could stir sectarian...

Shia militiamen arrest Peshmerga near Kirkuk The confrontation occurred near Tuz Khurmatu, southeast of Kirkuk, at a checkpoint separating Peshmerga-held areas from territory held by a local affiliate of the Badr Organization, whose militant wing is one of the...