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Iraq's Shi'ite militias formally inducted into security forces

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    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued a decree on Thursday formalizing the inclusion of Shi’ite paramilitary groups in the country’s security forces.

    According to the decree, members of the Shi’ite militias, an assortment of militia groups known collectively as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), which are mostly backed and trained by Iran, will be granted many of the same rights as members the military.

    Paramilitary members will be given equivalent salaries to those members of the military under the Ministry of Defense’s control, the decree said. They will also be subject to the laws of military service and will gain access to military institutes and colleges.

    The decree had been expected for some time and comes two months ahead of a high-stakes general election. The PMF commands popular support among Iraq’s majority Shi’ite population and is expected to sway voters.

    Tens of thousands of Iraqis heeded a call to arms in 2014 after Islamic State seized a third of the country’s territory, forming the PMF. The paramilitaries supported Iraq’s military in ejecting Islamic State from areas the militants overran in 2014, when Iraqi military and police divisions deserted en masse.

    Iraq declared victory over the militants in December, but the militias, estimated to comprise more than 60,000 fighters, are still deployed in many of the predominantly Sunni areas which saw heavy fighting during the three-year war to oust Islamic State.

    Iraq’s parliament passed a law in 2016 to bring the PMF into the state apparatus, with the militias reporting directly to the prime minister, who is a Shi’ite under Iraq’s governing system.

    Iran has a clear hand in coordinating the PMF leadership, which frequently meets and consults with Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

    In October, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was time for the Iran-backed militias “to go home” as the fight against Islamic State was winding down.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...y-inducted-into-security-forces-idUSKCN1GK354
     
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    Other than Bahrain, Iraq is the only Shia majority Arab majority country. Out of all Arab majority countries, Iraq has the best relation with Iran which is a Shia majority country.

    @500
     
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    I was expecting something a little more outlandish. looks like you are losing your touch superboy
     
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    wrong move this will spark sectarian haterate.
     
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    This documentary shows the mayhem these iraqi militias had perpetrated that led to the creation of isis. If these soul less terrorists will be inducted into armed forces then May Allah help this region



    As of those iranains and irani loyal pakistanis who want to educate me how these terrorists are angels and documentary is a propaganda then trust me i know they are "angels" purer tahn actual angels, so keep ur enlightening bullshyt comments to urselves.
     
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    Any another round of uprising is cooking in.
     
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    PMU not PMF in the first place. And these idiots in American MSM didnt know that PMU has Sunni fighters too. Quoting from Rex Tillerson says it all

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    PMU answers to the gov chain of command, has not violated it and falls under the ministry of interior. They're a component of the ISF.

    Move is good and nothing new, PMU already was an official force for a while.

    Documentary is from 2006, we are in 2018 here. Documentary is about organizations which are long gone like Ansar al Sunnah has vanished from Iraq. It's about the 2006-2008 intense civil war period also known as 'The Surge' as called by the US, which started after the 2006 Askari shrine bombing by ISI (Islamic-State-Iraq of Zarqawni who is dead).

    The Iraqi army, which is part of the ISF and the PMU falls under that fought these type of Shi'a groups in 2007-2009 and restored their control over the area's.

    I keep myself from speaking about Pakistan given I know nothing about it, if only the same you would do that would make for a better world.
     
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    bullish American, englisi propaganda to make hate among Muslims and justify their crimes
    American invasion and bombardment of civilians is reason for death and suffer of Iraqis for past decade.
    it seems that you forget Abu ghureib
     
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    This Level of ignorance is unbelievable .. and when is time for American to go home?
     
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    A Pragmatic step to bring these armed men into mainstream. :tup: