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Alwaght- Even a cursory glance at the Iraq developments after rise of ISIS terrorist group in the country leads to the notion that the voluntary forces, organized under the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), have played an outstanding role in both fighting ISIS terrorist and curbing the Kurdish secessionism in north of the country. It was, in fact, the outcome of the PMF, also known Hashd al-Shaabi locally, fighting that the ISIS-held areas, which accounted for vast swaths of the country, returned to the central government’s rule. The same role and assistance has been noticeable in the past few weeks in the Kurdistan region, where the popular forces' help effectively enabled the army to retake control of Kirkuk among other "disputed regions", distanced from Iraq risks of split, and restored state cohesion.