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PMUs, an alliance of more than 60 mostly Shia militias, are recognized by the government as a national force under the Prime Minister's ...
Iraqi Sunni tribal leaders and fighters have also joined the predominantly Shia militias known as the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU), despite ...
... sponsors of terrorism with its support of Hezbollah and other Shia militias in the Middle East; backs the brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad in the ...
In light of the regime's depleted manpower, that approach would likely entail wider involvement by the IRGC and Shia militias from Iraq, ...

According to security sources, the restaurant was regularly visited by Iranian-backed Shia militia Hashd al-Shaabi who are battling the Islamic State (IS).
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The Islamic State (IS) recently released a video showing their fighters chasing a group of Shia militia Hashd al-Shaabi ...
A security official in the town told Kurdistan 24 the protesters were brought from other areas outside of Mandali, possibly under the directive of the Shia militia ...
Further south, Iranian-backed Shia militias that captured mainly Sunni territory have also kept Sunnis from returning to strategic areas between ...
The president of Iraqi Kurdistan has signalled it will draw the borders of a future Kurdish state if Baghdad does not accept a vote for ...
Concentrated in an area scarcely 100-kilometers wide are the Syrian Army, its allies, including Hezbollah and Iranian Shia militia, as well as ...
The Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella organization of Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting the Islamic State group, have acquired M1 Abrams tanks ...
... aimed at Israel, as well as the presence of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah and other Shia militias which take part in the fighting.
Syrian regime troops heavily backed by Russian military and Shia militias during the offensive in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, Syria. (AP).
The United Nations is calling on provincial Iraqi government leaders to stop Shia Muslim militias from blocking thousands of Sunni families ...
The reemergence of Shia militias is blurring defined front lines and has ... In December 2016, a group of gunman affiliated with a Shia militia ...

Commander in Iraq's Shia militia Hadi Amiri said that the number of Daesh militants in Tal Afar, surrounded by Iraqi forces, does not exceed ...
Shia militias are moving in from the south, and Kurdish peshmerga fighters are entering from the north. Around 2,000 ISIL fighters are believed ...
An Iraqi Shia militia has allegedly established a large military camp near Kirkuk, dedicated to training children 'to take up arms'.
Six militia groups will take part in a planned military operation to recapture Iraq's northwestern city of Tal Afar, a militia member said Monday.
Iraq's Shia militias announced on Monday that they will participate in the next major battle against the militant Islamic State (IS) group after the ...
... his leadership of a prominent Shia militia group by the name of Saraya ... things he did was call for the end of all Iranian backed Shia militias.
Nine fighters of a Shia militia were killed in a ISIL attack near Iraq's border with ... An umbrella group of pro-government Shia militias, the Hashd ...
Iraq's powerful Shia militia has claimed 40 of its fighters were killed in ... Several Iraqi Shia militias, also called the Popular Mobilisation Units, ...
Dozens of Shia militiamen have been killed in an attack in Iraq close to the border with Syria, reports say. There are conflicting accounts as to ...
... on the Baghdad government to dismantle the paramilitary Hashed al-Shaabi umbrella organisation dominated by Iran-backed Shia militias.
The Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militia will participate in a planned offensive to recapture the northern city of Tal Afar from the Daesh terrorist group, ...
Two Iraqi Shia militias have recently promoted training camps inside Syria. The two militias, Kata'ib Imam Ali (Imam Ali Battalions) and Kata'ib ...
In depth: Thousands of men who answered a religious call to arms and played a crucial role in Iraq's victory over Islamic State extremists in ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Shia militias have kidnapped 1000 Sunnis from Babil province over the past three years, an Iraqi Parliament ...
When Iraq needed its army to defend the nation's second largest city against ISIS in 2014, the army buckled. Mosul fell to ISIS, and with fears ...
In Iraq, the Popular Mobilization Units - a group of mostly Shia militias that are part of the Iraqi government's forces (and who are trained by ...
The Shia militia, however, has faced accusations of abuses against civilians in Sunni-majority areas. Last month, the Iraqi Army recaptured ...
Iraq PM rejects call to dissolve Shia militia ... The Shia militia, however, has faced accusations of abuses against civilians in Sunni-majority ...
The battle of Mosul began in earnest in mid-October 2016, with Kurdish and Shia militias tasked with taking back villages surrounding the city while Iraqi forces entered Mosul itself, all while the U.S.
This threat came after an air raid in which the Syrian military fired anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli warplanes, according to CNN.
And the Syrian Army and its allies Russia, Iran and Shia militias, are advancing east of Aleppo and east of Palmyra. The Syrian army advance east of Aleppo has reached the Euphrates about 55km northwest of Tabqa, but Khabat said he did not think it had ...
President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Russia, Iran and Shia militias from nearby countries, are seeking to staunch the biggest rebel assault in months which began this week in the capital Damascus and the Hama countryside.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Russia, Iran and Shia militias from nearby countries, are seeking to staunch the biggest rebel assault in months, which began this week in the capital Damascus and the Hama countryside.
There was no immediate reaction from Kurdish officials and other Shia militia leaders. Some Sunni officials ... Sadr's fears are more political, analysts say - he is concerned about rival Shia militias gaining strength by taking ground in the north ...
Distracted by the fighting in western Syria, and the Syrian Arab Army's chronic manpower shortages, even with the support of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its network of foreign, primarily Shia militias and the Russian military ...
Iraq's physical landscape - particularly in urban Shia militia strongholds - has become awash with religious symbols, flags of artists' rendering of Imam Hussein and Ali.
UN officials cite the model used in Saddam's hometown of Tikrit, where Shia militias wanted to run security for a largely Sunni population.
Al-Sadr's fears, however, are more political, analysts say - he is concerned about rival Shia militias gaining strength by taking ground in the north.
Thus far, an alliance of Iraqi security forces, Kurdish peshmerga, and Shia militias known as Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Forces, has made steady advances toward Mosul, Iraq's second-most-populous city and the Islamic State's capital in ...
Tel Aviv wants them to continue killing each other. Nothing presents a threat to Israel as long as this war is ongoing. The Israeli Air Force launches airstrikes against Shia militias in Syria, tipping the balance. This evens out the chances and the ...
Put simply, Russia needs to stop abetting the power of the Iranians and their Shia militia proxies. Enhancing Iran's reach and presence is shifting the balance of power in the region against our Arab partners; moreover, it also deepens the sectarian ...
"I think it's important also to emphasize that the PMU is an umbrella term for an assortment of militias that includes, of course, Shia, but also Turkmen, Christian, and Sunnis; and also worth noting that not all Shia militias are Iranian-supported or ...
Syrian regime forces, supported by Iranian-backed sectarian Shia militias, have been pressing their military edge despite the December truce, winning back more areas including one near Damascus, the Wadi Barada valley, the source of the capital's water ...


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