Iran-backed militias are in a relatively weakened state, but will try anything to avoid being left out of the government.
Besides the question of Iran’s culpability in the assassination attempt on the Iraqi Prime Minister, Iraq still faces grave problems that violence and instability can exacerbate.
Despite the terror group’s cynical exploitation of the Yazidis in Sinjar, the community rejected the PKK-linked alternative to vote in favour of the ruling KDP.
The attack on Iraqi militiamen in the north of Baghdad comes as authorities grapple with a deepening economic crisis and a coronavirus outbreak.
The US strikes that target Shia militias actually target a branch of the Iraqi Army.
The US killed the militia's commander Abu Mahdi al Muhandis along with the most influential Iranian commander Qasem Solaimani following militia's siege of the US consulate in Baghdad.
Beaten and battered in urban areas of Iraq and Syria, Daesh has re-emerged in small towns around Iraq's Euphrates River Valley with local tribesmen and police incurring their wrath.
The attackers disguised in army uniforms ambushed the Popular Mobilization Forces near the northern city of Kirkuk, the group said in a statement on Monday.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanded 'Iranian militias' to leave Iraq, in an effort to curb Iran's influence. Here's who he is talking about and how they can influence Iraq:
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