Political Risk

Iran-backed militias getting US weapons

“US weapons intended for Iraq’s beleaguered military are winding up in the possession of the country’s Shiite militias, according to lawmakers and senior officials in the Obama administration. These sources say that the Baghdad government, which was granted $1.2 billion in training and equipment aid in the omnibus spending bill passed last month, is turning hardware over to Shiite militias that are heavily influenced by Iran and have been guilty of gross human-rights violations. “

Source: Iran-backed militias getting US weapons | GulfNews.com

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