Sheik Qais al-Khazali
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Iraq Shia militia group: Isis 'are terrified of us'

A Shia militia group League of the Righteous has told the BBC that militant forces in Iraq, including Isis, are "terrified" of them.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen meets members of the group, which is fighting on the side of the Iraqi government.

Its spiritual leader Sheikh Qais al-Khazali told him that Western policies are responsible for the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 7 July.

  • 07 Jul 2014
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