Iranian-Backed Militias Engage In Revenge Killings Against Civilians Fleeing ISIS

Iraqi militias sponsored by Iran are engaging in revenge killings against innocent civilians fleeing the Islamic State, according to research from a human rights group.

Iraq’s Shia Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) tortured, kidnapped and murdered Sunni Muslims, according to the Amnesty International report released Tuesday. The Iranian-backed PMUs often consider Sunnis who lived under ISIS control to be sympathizers, and therefore purposefully target them.