Iraq Struggles to Control Iran-Allied Militias

Iraqi officials are grappling with how to contain Iran-backed militias after a drone attack on the Iraqi premier’s residence highlighted the enduring threat the paramilitary groups pose.

The strike put a spotlight on how militia groups pose a threat to Iraqi institutions and underscore how difficult they are for their Iranian sponsors to control, said observers of the militias in and outside of Iraq.

The Iran-backed militias sent a very clear message that they are willing to create chaos if they are not allowed to be part of the government-formation.