Inside Iraq's Iranian-Backed Militias

A day spent with militias in Iraq shows how they have taken over the ISIS fight.

Islam vs Islam.

Photographer: Ali Mohammed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

On the bank of a canal across from a row of gated homes in the Iraqi village of Sinsil, a group of  volunteers with the Badr Organization psych themselves up for battle with the Islamic State. In their loose-fitting camouflage fatigues, the men follow the lead of a commander in his mid-50s, raise their AK-47 rifles into the air and chant: “Crush the Islamic State and honor Sistani.”

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