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Jacob Siegel . The Daily Beast. July 2014. A commander of Moqtada al Sadr’s newly renamed ‘Peace Brigades’ describes plans to reunify Iraq—with a little help from Iran. Will they fight ISIS as hard as they fought the U.S. Army?
Loveday Morris. The Washington Post. June 21, 2014. After militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took Mosul and other Iraqi cities, the government issued a call for volunteers to join the army. Many Iraqis answered.
David E. Johnson, M. Wade Markel, Brian Shannon.RAND.
"The Mahdi Army was formed by Moqtada al-Sadr and Imad Mugniyah in April 2003. Initially, around three hundred recruits from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were sent to Lebanon where they were trained by Hezbollah." Mapping Militant Organizations-Stanford
A prizewinning "New York Times" correspondent chronicles a remarkable chain of events that begins with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continues with the attacks of 9/11, and moves on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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