Iran's Forces and U.S. Share a Base in Iraq

Militias backed by Iran are in a tense not-quite-partnership with Americans in Anbar.

Iraqis fighting for Iraq or Iraqis fighting for Iran?

Photographer: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. military and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are getting closer and closer in Iraq, even sharing a base, while Iran uses those militias to expand its influence in Iraq and fight alongside the Bashar al-Assad regime in neighboring Syria.

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