Iran-Backed Militias Are Getting U.S. Weapons

(Bloomberg) Josh Rogin and Eli Lake - U.S. weapons intended for Iraq's military are winding up in the possession of the country's Shiite militias, according to senior U.S. officials. These sources say that the Baghdad government is turning hardware over to Shiite militias that are heavily influenced by Iran and have been guilty of gross human-rights violations. Yet if the U.S. stopped sending arms to the Iraqi military, things would get even worse, with IS overrunning more of the country and committing human-rights horrors on a broader scale.

2015-01-09 00:00:00

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