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Author: Bill Roggio & Amir Toumaj

Iraq’s PMF is IRGC’s “next step,” senior Qods Force commander says

The establishment of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) is an extension of Iran's plan to export the revolution, which keeps…

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces close in on Tal Afar

The Popular Mobilization Forces continues to flex its military muscles in Iraq. The PMF has surrounded Tal Afar and has…

The siege of Mosul begins

The anti-Islamic State coalition, which includes Kurdish, Sunni, and Shiite militias, has begun the operation to retake Mosul. Iranian-backed Shiite…

Iraq’s prime minister establishes Popular Mobilization Forces as a permanent ‘independent military formation’

The Iraqi Prime Minister's order will establish Iraq's own IRGC, institutionalizing Tehran's influence in the country. This development follows similar…

Qods Force general vows to fight in Iraq and Syria until the last jihadist is killed

A senior advisor to the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps - Qods Force vowed that Iranian forces would…

Iran shuts down news site after reporting Taliban emir held talks with officials

The discussions reportedly centered around the Taliban's commitment to preventing the Islamic State from expanding, "especially in Afghanistan’s northeastern border…

Qods Force commander an official advisor to government, Iraq’s foreign minister says

Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari defended Qassem Soleimani's role in bolstering sectarian militias that have often acted outside of the law…

Iranian-backed Iraqi militias signal readiness to enter Fallujah

Senior Iraqi Shia militia leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis told a reporter that the second phase of the Fallujah operation…