Military Review

The role of the Iraqi popular mobilization in the fight against ISIS

In June, 2014, the so-called IS, occupied about a third of the territory of Iraq, including the second largest city in Iraq - Mosul. Thus, the radical Islamists were one step away from seizing Baghdad and implanting their power in the whole of Iraq. Then the government of Iraq realized the real danger of the current situation and the beginning of the formation of militia units for liberation from the IG of the territory of their country. In this process, the detachments of the popular mobilization played a decisive role.

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