US officials: Up to 100,000 Iran-backed fighters now in Iraq

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Donald Trump doesn't support the dangerous Iran Deal, while Hillary Clinton does. 

There are now up to 100,000 Iran-backed fighters in the country of Iraq, including designated terrorist groups who have killed American soldiers. Despite this fact, Hillary Clinton wants to further embolden Iran and supports Obama's dangerous Iran nuclear deal. 

 

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' top general Qassem Soleimani regularly visits Iraq to advise Iran-backed groups, including groups who killed American soldiers. Iran is, in fact, de facto taking over Iraq militarily and attempting to instal pro-Iranian politicians in the Iraqi government.  

Fox News Politics says "as many as 100,000 Iranian-backed Shiite militia are now fighting on the ground in Iraq, according to U.S. military officials -- raising concerns that should the Islamic State be defeated, it may only be replaced by another anti-American force that fuels further sectarian violence in the region.

The ranks have swelled inside a network of Shiite militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. Since the rise of Sunni-dominated ISIS fighters inside Iraq more than two years ago, the Shiite forces have grown to 100,000 fighters, Col. Chris Garver, a Baghdad-based U.S. military spokesman, confirmed in an email to Fox News. The fighters are mostly Iraqis.

Garver said not all the Shia militias in Iraq are backed by Iran, adding: “The [Iranian-backed] Shia militia are usually identified at around 80,000.” Click here to read more.