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March 05, 2023
Iraq increases training of Hashid paramilitary officers
Source: Iraq Oil Report
Journalist Staff of Iraq Oil Report
"U.S. support to the Iraqi security forces might waver if policymakers or legislators in Washington believe the Iraqi military is being co-opted by the PMF, or used to supply and strengthen PMF capabilities, with particular concern over units that identify with the anti-American 'resistance' movement," said Jonathan Lord, director of the Middle East Security Program ant the Center for a New American Security.
Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum generally rule out the idea of disbanding the Hasid or even integrating Hashid groups into the Iraqi army.
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