Saddam-era general Mustafa Kamil Shibib is the former leader of a 2,000-man militia that allied with U.S. forces to drive al Qaida militants from southern Baghdad in 2008. Today, he refuses to help fight Islamic State extremists on behalf of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, whom he blames for abandoning Sunni Muslim counterterrorism allies.
Saddam-era general Mustafa Kamil Shibib is the former leader of a 2,000-man militia that allied with U.S. forces to drive al Qaida militants from southern Baghdad in 2008. Today, he refuses to help fight Islamic State extremists on behalf of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, whom he blames for abandoning Sunni Muslim counterterrorism allies. Hannah Allam
Saddam-era general Mustafa Kamil Shibib is the former leader of a 2,000-man militia that allied with U.S. forces to drive al Qaida militants from southern Baghdad in 2008. Today, he refuses to help fight Islamic State extremists on behalf of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, whom he blames for abandoning Sunni Muslim counterterrorism allies. Hannah Allam

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