Ali al-Sistani - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Ali al-Sistani Official: IS kills 8 Iraqi militia near Tikrit BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group attacked a battalion of state-sponsored militia southeast of Tikrit on Friday, killing at least eight militia members, an intelligence official said. IS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted by its Aamaq news agency. The statement said IS fighters had struck the 9th Battalion of the Popular Mobilization Forces, "ki... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:02:00 GMT 2017-02-17T19:02:00Z Iraq's parliament adopts law legalizing Shiite militias BAGHDAD (AP) — Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq's parliament on Saturday voted to fully legalize state-sanctioned Shiite militias long accused of abuses against minority Sunnis, adopting a legislation that promoted them to a government force empowered to "deter" security and terror threats facing the country, like the Islamic State group. ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:13:00 GMT 2016-11-26T23:13:00Z