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originally posted by: Monger
The number of people in this thread who seem to think that ISIS and Iran have been allied is freaking staggering.
How have you people been so misinformed? Iran is Shia, ISIS is hardline Sunni. ISIS hates Iranians probably more than they hate you. They massacre Shias quite happily, Christians pay as part of their religiously sanctioned protection racket known as 'jizya.'
Iran funds and backs Iraqi PMU, the Shia militias fighting alongside Iraqi government and Kurdish forces against ISIS. They're regarded as among the most effective forces against ISIS in Iraq, just this week they completed the encirclement of Mosul.
originally posted by: Gothmog
If this is true , why Iranians ? I thought ISIS and Iran were allies. This throws another actor into the play.