The most powerful local forces emerging in the fight against ISIS in Iraq are Kurdish forces and Shiite militias backed by Iran. These forces are being supported by U.S.-led airstrikes, yet many militia brigades remain explicitly hostile towards the U.S. and its interests in the country. As the battle against ISIS remains split among chaotic partners and sectarian conflict continues to spread throughout the region, Iraq's future as a unified state looks uncertain.
Photographer Ayman Oghanna has been capturing the crisis tearing apart Iraq.
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