Shi­ite mili­tia com­pli­cates sit­u­a­tions in dis­puted ar­eas

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

A Kur­dish law­maker at the Iraqi Par­lia­ment, Arafat Karam, be­lieves that en­ter­ing Shi­ite mili­tia into the dis­puted ar­eas will com­pli­cate the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion since Sunni-Shi­ite strug­gles will be in­ten­si­fied and Kurds will be af­fected.

Karam said “The for­ma­tion of Shi­ite mili­tia is dan­ger­ous and the for­ma­tion of Vol­un­teers’ Forces un­der the name of ‘Hashadi Shaebi’ are against democ­racy and the rule of law. Since the mili­tia forces are not con­trolled by the gov- ern­ment the cur­rent war has turned into a war of Shi­ite and Sunni mili­tias. We are afraid of Kur­dis­tan to be af­fected by this war.”

Karam thinks the Shi­ite mili­tias have to be pre­vented from com­ing into Kur­dish ar­eas be­cause the ex­is­tence of them lead to clashes with the Sunni forces. This way, the Kurds might be neg­a­tively af­fected.

In Karam’s view the so­called "Hashadi Shaebi" forces are su­per­flu­ous and are not needed in the cur­rent time. He also said there is big cor­rup­tion among th­ese forces. Karam at­trib­uted lack of co­or­di­na­tion be­tween Iraqi forces and US forces to the fact that the Iraqi forces are not in­sti­tu­tional and sys­tem­atic like the Pesh­merge forces.

“If Iraqi gov­ern­ment wants to form a na­tional and in­sti­tu­tional force, all the cur­rent mili­tias need to be dis­banded and dis­solved,” con­cluded Karam.

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