iraq’s shiite militias to the rescue: force for sectarian unity or thorn in anbar’s side? -niqash

Someone once said politics makes for strange bedfellows: “Shiite militias are making inroads into the mainly Sunni province of Anbar. Previously Anbar’s Sunni tribes have not allowed the controversial militia groups in but now one tribe has invited them to help. Things are becoming ever more complex in Anbar and the arrival of US troops, who, it seems, will be staying at the same base as the Iran-sponsored militias, are complicating things further.”