On Iraq’s border with Syria, Iran-backed militia warily eye U.S. forces

A Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) fighter rides in a military vehicle at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qaim, Iraq, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Al-QAIM, Iraq (Reuters) – From a desert hillside guarded by Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries, commander Qasim Muslih can spot Islamic State hideouts across the frontier in Syria. But he also keeps a wary eye on U.S. warplanes soaring overhead. “The Americans are spying on us,” he said, squinting skywards. “But we can hold the borders. We’ll […]

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