Muqtada al-Sadr withdraws militia from front line of fight against ISIS: Washington Post article

Dated: 17 Feb 2015 Original source (English): Authors: Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim Discusses decision by Muqtada to freeze the activities of his militias the Peace Brigades and the Promised Day Brigade following killing of a Sunni tribal leader and eight of his entourage. Exert: “Smyth estimates the strength of the Peace Brigades at 25,000 to 40,000