Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

Armed Iraqi vigilante groups have been accused of “attacking” shops selling alcohol in the capital Baghdad with the growing influence of religious youth groups in the country, according to reports.These “little known” groups could be linked to the pro-Iran, US-proscribed terrorist organisation Kataeb Hezbollah, or Iraqi Hezbollah, which are accused of “posing a danger for Iraq’s future”, Al Monitor reported.Most recently, these groups have been linked to a blaze at the Baghdad offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, attacks on media outlets and targeting US interests in Iraq.”This new-forme…

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