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The offensive was spearheaded by elite forces from Hezbollah fighting in Syria alongside an array of Iraqi and Afghan Shia militias that had ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - US officials admit Washington is quietly working with Iranian-backed Shia militias in Iraq, the Washington Free Beacon ...

Kurdistan football affected by Shia militia, Iraqi Army attacks. Hawler peshmerga Football Club wins the Kurdistan League for the first time, April 20, 2017. (Photo: ...
... militias' atrocities. Dozens of Iraqi refugees are waiting in receiving tents in Ain Issa camp, Raqqa province, Syria, November 10, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan 24).
Fighters with the Fatemiyoun Brigade, an Afghan Shia militia formed under the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, deployed in the desert ...
Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi is hoping the US administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing influence inside Iraq and ...

Iraqi forces and members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) advance towards the city of al-Qaim, in western Anbar Province, ...
"Kirkuk is not experiencing Arabization but instead a 'Shia-ization' after it was taken over by Shia militias," Talabani said. "This almost makes us feel sorry for the ...
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jubouri yesterday called for the Shia Popular Mobilisation Forces not to be allowed to participate in the ...
The meetings are a culmination of a series of assaults launched by Iranian-backed Shia militias and Iraqi troops on disputed areas and attempts to take control ...
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation forces, pictured in 2016 [AFP] Baghdad, Oct 31, (AP): With the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The Kurdistan satellite corporation (KSC), an Erbil-based media agency, has blamed the Hashd al-Shaabi forces for ...
The Syrian opposition wants Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Shia militias to leave the country, an armed opposition leader said Monday.
Khamenei asks Iraqi PM not to dissolve Iranian-backed Shia militia. Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider ...
Iraqi Kurds fled lucrative oil processing facilities as the Iraqi Army advanced into Kirkuk, a disputed city in the country's north. The Kurds were ...
Iraqi Shiite Muslims from the Popular Mobilization Units march during a parade marking the annual Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, in Baghdad, Iraq, June 23, ...
The Baghdad government and its paramilitary forces increasingly see American troop presence as the actual foreign menace. A prominent Iraqi ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The Kurdistan Regional Parliament will convene this week to discuss the latest developments in the region, according ...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Iran-backed militias who have been fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq should go ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - peshmerga Forces on Friday destroyed over ten US military vehicles used by the Iranian-backed Shia militia Hashd ...
Heavy clashes between peshmerga, Shia militia south of Erbil. Peshmerga soldier in the south of Erbil while clashing with the Shiite militia and ...
Some Kurds are trying to persuade people to stay in the city. Others, like this family in Arbil, have already leftSafin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images.
Iraqi federal forces have seized an oil and gas company and industrial areas south of Kirkuk in a midnight operation after artillery exchanges ...
A war monitor says the regime troops, backed by Shia militias, have taken control of the town but are still combing it for militants.. (AFP File) ...
... of Iran-trained Shia militias - massed around Kirkuk, already retaking a string of positions to the south of the city after Kurdish forces withdrew.
In Iraq, the fight against the Islamic State group often saw opposing militia and troops come together in their bid to oust a common enemy.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is backed in the war by Russia, Iran and Shia militias including Lebanon's Hezbollah, and its campaign ...
The Iraqi military and Iranian-supported Shia militias have retaken the town of Hawija from the Islamic State just two weeks after launching an ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Human Rights Watch on Thursday released a statement claiming Iraqi Shia militias members of the Hashd al-Shaabi, ...
Kurdish peshmerga forces and rival Shia militias sent reinforcements to the flashpoint Iraqi city of Kirkuk on the eve of an independence ...
An Iraqi tribal elder on Saturday accused an Iran-affiliated militia of expelling civilians from a Sunni-majority village in western Iraq. Speaking to ...
A Shia militia in Iraq has said that it is ready to fight wherever Iran's Supreme Guide Ali Khamenei wants it to, Eremnews.com reported on Friday ...
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 ...
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 ...
... a "mostly Iranian-backed coalition of Shia militias," barely controlled by ... he said, "You can't stop the Shia militia taking part" in operations, ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Kurdish peshmerga forces have agreed with pro-government, Shia-led militias to avoid clash in Sinjar region, west ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - An Iraqi Shia militia leader vowed to fight any force that impedes the Iraqi forces from controlling Kirkuk, Sinjar ...
Addressing worshippers in a sermon on Sunday, Qais Khazali, leader of the Asaib al-Haq, which falls under Shia militia Hashd al-Shaabi, said Kurds' control of ...
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 ...


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