Long-term Threat of Iraq's Shia Militias
Fighters from the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia in Basra.
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The incorporation of the predominantly Shia Popular Mobilisation Units as a government entity operating alongside the army has raised fears of sectarian violence.
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