Iran-Backed Militias Are Getting U.S. Weapons

The Baghdad government  is turning hardware over to Shiite militias that are controlled by Tehran and have been guilty of gross human-rights violations.

Do these guys need more guns?

Photographer: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. weapons intended for Iraq’s beleaguered military are winding up in the possession of the country’s Shiite militias, according to U.S. lawmakers and senior officials in the Barack Obama administration. These sources say that the Baghdad government, which was granted $1.2 billion in training and equipment aid in the omnibus spending bill passed last month,  is turning hardware over to Shiite militias that are heavily influenced by Iran and have been guilty of gross human-rights violations. 

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