Iranian-Backed Shiite Militias Join Offensive to Retake Mosul from Islamic State

(Washington Post) Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim - Iraq's Shiite militias said Saturday that more than 10,000 of their fighters had joined the operation to recapture the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, launching an offensive toward Tal Afar, 40 miles west of Mosul. In past battles against the Islamic State, the Iranian-backed Iraqi militias have been accused of kidnappings and executions.

2016-10-31 00:00:00

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