Militias that fought U.S. now lead charge against Sunni militants

By Abigail Hauslohner, July 18, 2014

BAGHDAD — Iranian-trained Shiite militias that accounted for a significant portion of U.S. combat deaths during the Iraq war are now at the leading edge of the Shiite-led Iraqi government’s battle to repel the Sunni militants who seized a vast arc of Iraqi territory last month.

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