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Tag: PMF

Top Iraqi-Shiite cleric endorses incorporation of PMF into the state

Iraqi-Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani announced his support of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and "requested that all weapons come under…

Iraqi troops, Iranian-backed militias eject Islamic State from Hawija

Islamic State forces still control a small pocket of villages to the north and east of the town, but are…

Iraqi forces launch offensive against Islamic State in Hawijah

The Iraqi government launched a new offensive against the Islamic State in the Hawijah pocket earlier today. Hawijah is considered…

Iraqi government announces liberation of Tal Afar from Islamic State

The Iraqi government announced the liberation of Tal Afar in northern Iraq earlier today. The offensive to retake the city…

Iran’s Qods Force chief calls Iraqi militia commander a ‘living martyr’

At a July 10 ceremony commemorating a Revolutionary Guard commander recently slain in Iraq, Major General Qassem Soleimani hailed victory…

Qassem Soleimani boasts of Tehran’s expanded footprint throughout Middle East

On July 3, Major General Qassem Soleimani, the chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Qods Force, spoke at…

Analysis: 2 US cases provide unique window into Iran’s global terror network

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced that two men, Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek, had been arrested…

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces an ‘important and blessed phenomenon,’ Khamenei says

Iraqi Prime Minister Hayder al Abadi arrived in Tehran today to met with senior Iranian government officials, including Iranian Supreme…