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How this Iran-backed militia helped save Iraq from ISIS

Clip: 12/07/2017 | 8m 15s Video has closed captioning.

In 2014, when most U.S. ground forces were gone and Iraqi forces were too weak, the threat of ISIS in Iraq spawned the PMF, a government-sanctioned militia that was armed, funded and trained by Iran, America's long-time foe. In the second installment of our series “Iran Rising in Iraq,” special correspondent Reza Sayah reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Aired: 12/07/17

Rating: NR

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