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Iraq gives Shi'ite militias legal status to fight ISIS | CounterVortex


Iraq gives Shi'ite militias legal status to fight ISIS | CounterVortex - The bill legitimizes and recognizes the militia network as an extension of the state; fighters will now receive pensions and instruction from the regular armed forces. Opponents to the bill note that "mobilization forces" are traditionally Shi'ite, and that the authorization will allow the militias to continue sectarian fighting with the blessing of the government. Proponents say the militias have been a formidable weapon against ISIS after the US troop draw-down.

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