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The Shia militias taking back Iraq from Isis

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The Hashd are a controversial group of 40 mainly Shia militias with strong links to Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon. We join them on the front line as they help Iraqi forces fight Islamic State. But when the dust settles, will they remain under central Iraqi command – or will they continue the sectarian violence that has characterised the nation since the beginning of the war? Subscribe to The Guardian ► 6x9 experience solitary confinement ► The Guardian ► Suggested videos: ► ► Guardian playlists: Comment is Free ► Guardian Docs ► Guardian Features ► Guardian Animations & Explanations ► Guardian Investigations ► The Global Migration Crisis ► Anywhere but Westminster ► More Guardian videos: 6x9: experience solitary confinement – 360 video ► We Walk Together ► The last job on Earth ► Patrick Stewart: the ECHR and us ► The Panama Papers ► The Syrian Spaceman who became a refugee ► The epic journey of a refugee cat ► If I Die On Mars ► We can't ban everything that offends you ► Revenge Porn: Chrissy Chambers and her search for justice ► Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► Edward Snowden interview ► Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Guardian Football ► Guardian Music ► Guardian Australia ► Guardian Tech ► Guardian Culture ► Guardian Wires ► Guardian Food ►