On The Line: Henry Langston discusses Shia Militias

Follow us on Twitter where we’ll announce this week’s topic for On The Line: https://twitter.com/vicenews Henry Langston joined On The Line to answer your questions about his piece: “The Battle for Iraq: Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State” -http://bit.ly/1CJKHvI Last summer, with Iraq’s army weakened, and the Islamic State advancing on Baghdad, the country’s Iran-backed Shia militias were called on halt the militants’ progress. While successful in combat, their growing influence has led many to fear that the militias threaten the country’s sectarian and political balance. Henry Langston traveled to Iraq for VICE News to witness firsthand how Shia militias are taking the fight to the Islamic State, and to document the fallout of their rise to power. VICE News and On The Line want to hear from you! Let us know your questions on Twitter with the hashtag #ontheline, or send us a video message on Skype. To send a Skype video message, follow the instructions here: http://bit.ly/1Fpn9lC “The Battle for Iraq: Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State” – http://bit.ly/1CJKHvI Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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