Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia demands withdrawal of U.S. force deployed in Iraq

March 21, 2016 12:51 PM

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Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia demands withdrawal of U.S. force deployed in Iraq

BAGHDAD An Iranian-backed militia said on Monday it said it would treat U.S. Marines deployed in Iraq to fight Islamic State as forces of occupation and "deal" with the foreign troops.

Washington said on Sunday a detachment of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit was in Iraq, bolstering efforts by the United States and a coalition of allies against Islamic State.

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