Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State
By Samia Nakhoul NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shi'ite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni jihadis controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Qais al-Khazali, leader of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq, said the anti-IS campaign had failed because of an American agenda to redraw the map of the Middle East along new borders. "It does not want to end Daesh (Islamic State).
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