Shia armed groups gain strength in Iraq

Government support and a merger of several groups mean militias are growing stronger in the country.

Shia militias in Iraq have been given backing by the government and as a result are growing bigger and stronger by the day.

Many of them recently merged under the banner of the ‘Popular Mobilisation Forces’, but their growing popularity is creating controversy.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from northern Iraq.

Source: Al Jazeera

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