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5 February 2019

CENTCOM commander Joseph Votel noted that "Iraq's mil-to-mil relationship with the U.S. is as strong as it has ever been", going on to note that while the Iraqi PMUs are "officially part of the ISF [Iraqi Security Forces], however, the forces are comprised of disparate groups, some of which are not totally responsive to the direction of the Government of Iraq, the worst of which are affiliated with Shiite militia groups directed by Iran". 

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