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A member of the Popular Mobilization Forces near the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq A member of the Popular Mobilization Forces near the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2021 (AP photo by Hadi Mizban).

Iraq’s Militias Continue Their Deadly Campaign Against Dissent

Monday, June 7, 2021

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The Iraqi state has been on life support for years. But it has lurched deeper into decline over the past few weeks, as renegade militias accelerated their assassination campaign against both dissidents and government officials, appearing to shrug off a symbolic attempt by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to hold them accountable. ...

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