Iraq’s parliament passes law legalising Shia militias: the end of Iraq?

By |2017-03-27T22:27:22+00:00March 26th, 2017|Categories: analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

They now number over 100,000 men and fight with heavy weaponry, including tanks, artillery and rocket launchers” (By Osservatorio Mashrek) Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to fully legalize state-sanctioned Shiite militias long accused of abuses against minority Sunnis, adopting a legislation that promoted them to a government force […]