In Mosul, Shia militias go from liberators from the Islamic State to occupying force

The groups finance themselves via fuel smuggling, extortion and a slice of government funds. One engineer complains of paying a 15 per cent of his earnings to the militias compared to 10 per cent to the Islamic State. Pro-Iranian militia names a school after Ayatollah Khomeini.

Mosul (AsiaNews) – For years, Mosul was the capital the “Caliphate” set up by the Islamic State group, during which it sowed terror, violence...