For the first time since the defeat of Daesh, Mosul is hit by a bomb. The Iraqi government is getting ready for a fight, but internal disagreements and Daesh's changing tactics could mean that it might not be an easy task.
Political factions of Hashd al Shaabi founded in support of Iraqi army in its fight against Daesh after Sistani's call in 2014, are now getting ready for 2018 Iraqi elections. And Sistani says it's wrong for them to go into politics. Here's why:
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:
The strategic town which is mostly Turkmen populated will be Iraqi army's next in the roll-up of remaining Daesh-ruled cities.
Um Hanadi commands 70 men in a brigade under the Iranian-backed Hashd al Shaabi militia. Her forces are holding the frontline against Daesh, but are themselves notorious for their brutal methods.
Forces loyal to the Iraqi government torched several homes and private vehicles in the town after accusing their owners of sympathising with Daesh.
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