Qais al-Khazali, AAH leader, August 2015

August 2015
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Qais al-Khazali

“We have a good relationship with Iran and there is mutual respect...I want to emphasize that just because we make decisions independently, that doesn’t mean that there might not be any common goals or interests. It is no secret that Iran supports all the militias in this area and we are obviously one of them...”Niqash, “Iraq’s Most Fearsome Shia Militia Leader Speaks Out,” Daily Beast, August 24, 2015,

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