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Can politics tame Iraq’s militias?

Armed fighters in Iraq have done vast territorial gains recently. The Iraqi army, though, says it is ascent a counteroffensive to recover those areas now tranquil by a organisation Islamic State.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki offering an freedom to tribesmen who have fought opposite a government, though released anyone who had “killed and strew blood.”

Maliki says he hopes to overcome a hurdles confronting a arrangement of a new government. He done his matter a day after a new parliament’s initial event finished with no agreement on a appointment of tip supervision posts. This, notwithstanding general calls for a joined front.

And it is precisely this arrange of domestic contention that observers contend has authorised a Sunni armed rebellion to benefit traction.

Can those same politicians remonstrate armed groups to take partial in a domestic process? Are a group with a guns even interested? Or will a fighting in Iraq simply kill a domestic process?

Presenter: Mike Hanna


Christopher Hill, former US envoy to Iraq.

Saad Al-Muttalibi, former domestic confidant to a Iraqi government.

Wadah Khanfar, boss of a Al Sharq Forum.


Article source: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2014/07/can-politics-tame-iraq-militias-201472135613969207.html

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