militia

Advisor's killing deepens Iraqi leader's face-off with militias

Hashemi, an analyst who had advised the government on defeating Sunni Muslim Islamic State militants and curbing the influence of the pro-Iran Shi'ite militias, was gunned down.

By REUTERS
09/07/2020
Iraq faces off against pro-Iranian militia in Baghdad

A raid by Iraq security forces on some of their own members on Thursday night resulted in hours of uncertainty in Baghdad.

10 killed in strikes by unidentified aircraft in central Syria - report

The strikes come just two days after alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of sites belonging to Syrian and pro-Iranian forces.

26/06/2020
The Hague
Darfur militia leader arrested in Central African Republic, sent to ICC

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is also wanted by the ICC. He faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for atrocities committed by pro-government forces in Darfur.

By REUTERS
09/06/2020
Liwa Fatemiyoun fighters during the Palmyra offensive, Dec. 2016
Iran-backed militias shuffled around Syria after airstrikes - report

The move comes after a series of airstrikes targeted Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, Damascus and the Homs Governorate.

11/05/2020
Iranian, Palestinian militias in Aleppo evacuate after airstrikes

For the first time since Iran entered Syria with thousands of troops and militia fighters, the Islamic Republic is reducing its forces and clearing out from bases in the war-torn country

06/05/2020
Members of the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) take part in their graduation ceremony
US asks Iraq to negotiate new security agreement as tensions rise

PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi welcomed the opening of a strategic dialogue between Iraq and the US 'in order to achieve their mutual interests and in light of decisions and developments in Iraq and the region'

06/04/2020
Iran could activate proxies, up nuclear activities amid coronavirus crisis

President Trump’s hands may be tied due to upcoming November election and given scope of outbreak in US.

By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE
31/03/2020
Iraqi security forces gather in a street, during a curfew imposed to fight the coronavirus
Across Middle East, militants hang up guns to fight coronavirus

Armed groups, many of them unable to test for the virus and lacking medical support, pick up the disinfectant alongside the rifle.

Fighters from Iraq's Islamist Shi'ite militias pose for pictures before departing to Syria
Coronavirus spreads among Iranian militias in eastern Syria

A number of leaders and officers in Assad's forces in Deir Ezzor have ordered their soldiers to not shake hands or mingle with any member of the IRGC and to avoid entering their headquarters.

16/03/2020
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