Iraq releases commander of Popular Mobilisation Forces militia

Iraq has released the commander of the Popular Mobilisation Forces militia (PMF) The leader was arrested on May 26 by troops from the country’s Ministry of Interior over extremism charges.

Earlier on Tuesday, there were conflicting reports about the release of Musleh. Sources close to the PMF said the country “released Musleh due to lack of evidence.

Some PMF sources confirmed their willingness to receive the released commander in Karbala. But other sources spoke of a quarrel between senior government leaders and PMF parties that led to the postponement of Musleh’s release.