Shiite Militias Move Into A Sunni City: What Happens Next?

April 2, 2015 9:01 AM

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A motley collection of forces is in the process of clearing out the self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS, from the Iraqi city of Tikrit. They include Iraqi army and police, as well as irregular forces. Those militias — and many of the security forces — are Shiite, and they are moving into a Sunni city.

As we arrive in Tikrit on Wednesday, the day after anti-ISIS fighters took the city center, militiamen on the roof of a government building are running up three of their yellow banners, just a little higher than the national Iraqi flag.

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