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Experts Worry About Lurking Shiite Militia Threat

Some regional experts and U.S. officials are warning that a collaborator in the fight against the so-called Islamic State militants could prove less friendly in the future. Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria have proved to be formidable foes to the radical Sunni militant group, and their rise is having short term impact on the wars raging in Syria and Iraq. Phillip Smyth, author of the report “The Shiite Jihad in Syria and its Regional Effects,” said that in the short term, the Shiite...

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