Election of New Iraqi Prime Minister Unleashes Wave of Anger and Infighting Among Pro-Iranian Shiite Militants

Over the last 48 hours, Flashpoint has observed chatter from multiple sources indicating that Iraqi Shiite militants are deeply dismayed and disillusioned by the election of new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, despite him also being endorsed by Iran. Much of their ire has been directed towards Shiite hardliners who control voting blocs in the Iraqi Parliament–and specifically Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) and its leader Qais al-Khazali.

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May 7, 2020