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From ‘Dirty Division’ to golden boys: the Iraqi force leading the country’s fight against ISIS – The Washington Post

From ‘Dirty Division’ to golden boys: the Iraqi force leading the country’s fight against ISIS – The Washington Post

Iraq’s counterterrorism forces, known as the Golden Division, were once so loathed that they were nicknamed the “Dirty Division.”

They were accused of running secret prisons and carrying out extrajudicial killings. Some lawmakers called for them to be disbanded.

But the country’s war against the Islamic State has restored the reputation of the elite forces, which have spearheaded nearly every major fight against the militants in Iraq.

Source: From ‘Dirty Division’ to golden boys: the Iraqi force leading the country’s fight against ISIS – The Washington Post