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As the fight against ISIS heats up, young Baghdad moderates resist call to arms

Since the rise of the Islamic State in June 2014, Shiite leaders in Baghdad have called on their followers to take up arms for their country. But while many young men are answering the call, some moderate Iraqis are refusing to join the fight. Watch as we follow Mustafa, a fixer for foreign news organizations, around his home city to meet with those eager to join the militias and those who refuse to die for a cause they don’t believe in.

As the fight against ISIS heats up, young Baghdad moderates resist call to arms

Since the rise of the Islamic State in June 2014, Shiite leaders in Baghdad have called on their followers to take up arms for their country. But while many young men are answering the call, some moderate Iraqis are refusing to join the fight. Watch as we follow Mustafa, a fixer for foreign news organizations, around his home city to meet with those eager to join the militias and those who refuse to die for a cause they don’t believe in.

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