Strong Influence And Stronger Threat: Iran-Backed Groups Corner Iraq's Postwar Scrap Metal Market

The wrecks of vehicles used by Islamic State militants as car bombs and other metal debris left by the war in Iraq are now helping fund their Iran-backed enemies, industry sources say. Shi’ite Muslim paramilitaries that helped Iraqi forces drive the Sunni IS out of its last strongholds in Iraq have taken control of the thriving trade in scrap metal retrieved from the battlefield, according to scrap dealers and others familiar with the trade. Scrapyard owners, steel plant managers and legislators from around the city of Mosul, the de facto IS capital from 2014 to 2017, described to Reuters how the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) have made millions of dollars from the sale of anything from wrecked cars and damaged weapons to water tanks and window frames. The PMF deny involvement. “The PMF does not have anything to do with any trade activities in Mosul, scrap or otherwise,” a PMF security official in Mosul said.
 

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We see another way that Iran sucks the life out of its victims.... Iraq is a victim of Mullahs

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Recently, President Trump said he's keeping troops in Iraq so he can "watch Iran"... 

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Very simple. The Oil. 13 countries flying their Flags over Iraqi Oil. This has always been what it is about. 

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Despite sanctions and pressure, Iran continues  to expand influence....

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Dark side of the World... "Iraq-i novelist and critic Alaa Mashzoub assassinated in Karbalaa  with 13 bullets.(Feb. 2)"  
He criticized radicalism, ISIS, Iran rulers and it's militias. Penned work about Iraqi Jewish minority, history of Karbalaa and many novels....

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When the Iran-Iraq war began in September 1980, the U.S., upset with the overthrow of the Shah, shifted its support to Saddam Hussein. Reagan sent Donald Rumsfeld to Baghdad to assure Saddam that the U.S. would support him completely in the war... 
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