Iran-backed groups corner Iraq’s postwar scrap metal market | Reuters


The wrecks of vehicles used by Islamic State militants as car bombs and other metal debris left by the war in Iraq are now helping fund their Iran-backed enemies, industry sources say.

Shi’ite Muslim paramilitaries that helped Iraqi forces drive the Sunni IS out of its last strongholds in Iraq have taken control of the thriving trade in scrap metal retrieved from the battlefield, according to scrap dealers and others familiar with the trade.

Source: Exclusive: Iran-backed groups corner Iraq’s postwar scrap metal market – sources | Reuters

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