A flag of the Badr brigade flies over Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. The Shiite Muslim volunteer militia has been fighting ISIS extremists since the Iraqi army has fallen to disarray.
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Volunteers with the Badr Brigade outside Al Muqdadiyah, where they recently drove ISIS fighters out of town.
The Badr Brigade was born out of Iraq's bloody civil war and their notorious death squads are implicated in the torture and murder of thousands of Sunni Muslims.
Members of the Badr Brigade ride towards a fairground in Al Muqdadiyah where fighting in ISIS took place.
A ferris wheel in Al Muqdadiyah where the Badr Brigade fought ISIS extremists.
Badr Brigade Commander Commander Essam Yahya Hussein ran a grocery store before he joined the fight six months ago.
Gas pump, Diyala province, Iraq.
A crescent moon at Camp Ashraf, Diyala province, Iraq.
Evidence of a firefight with ISIS extremists riddles a building near Al Muqdadiyah, Diyala province, Iraq.
Badr Brigade members keep a look-out in Diyala province.
A destroyed bridge near Al Muqdadiyah, Diyala province, Iraq.
An Iraqi flag flies near Al Muqdadiyah, Diyala province, Iraq.