Iraqi security committee:
60,000 Shia fighters protecting Iraqi capital
May 19, 2015 _ 6:41 PM
- News Code : 690885
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At least 60,000 Shia volunteer forces, known as members of the Popular Mobilization units, are protecting Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, an Iraqi security committee says.
The Security Committee of Baghdad Provincial Council released a statement on Tuesday, announcing that there is no security concern in the capital with the presence of the Popular Mobilization forces.
At least 3,000 fighters belonging to the Iraqi Shia volunteer forces have been deployed to the western Iraqi province of Anbar to help other security forces fight the Takfiri ISIL terrorists, who have reportedly seized parts of the provincial capital city of Ramadi.
ISIL leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly threatened the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Karbala with new attacks.