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US and its allies to form militia of 50,000 in Middle East



by Joseph Earnest December 2, 2014   


Newscast Media BAGHDADOn Tuesday, the president of the al-Anbar Provincial Council, Sabah Karhoot announced, that the international coalition has agreed to form a military force of 50,000 soldiers from the people of al-Anbar, noting that the new armed force will be relevant to the Kurdish paramilitary Peshmerga in Kurdistan.

In an interview with IraqiNews, Karhoot said he received a phone call from the U.S. Embassy and he was informed, that the USA and its allies in the international coalition have agreed to form a militia of 50,000 soldiers from the tribesmen of al-Anbar province, noting that the force will be armed and trained by the coalition’s military advisors.

Karhoot said, that the new militia will work in favor of the Iraqi Army and will be relevant to the Kurdish paramilitary Peshmerga in Kurdistan. He also added, "All expenses will be covered by the international coalition."  Add Comments>>

 Source: Al-Anbar














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