Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Iranian-led soldiers now dramatically outnumber formal Iraqi troops

WP:

Shiite militias backed by Iran are increasingly taking the lead in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State . . . .

With an estimated 100,000 to 120,000 armed men, the militias are rapidly eclipsing the depleted and demoralized Iraqi army, whose fighting strength has dwindled to about 48,000