The “Victory Alliance”, which brought together Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) militias did not last for more than 48 hours. The “victorious” coalition was on the verge of disintegration, putting Abadi in a difficult position.
An Iraqi Shiite fighter from the Popular Mobilization units holds a position on the Tharthar frontline on the edge of Anbar province, 120 kms northwest of Baghdad, on June 1, 2015. afp
Seeking other alliances
Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr delivers a speech during Friday prayer at the Great Mosque of Kufa in the city of the same name. (AFP)