An Iraqi blogger wrote on the Facebook page “Buying and Selling Weapons in Iraq,” an account he also manages: “Needed anti-armor rocket propellers. Anti-personnel missiles available.”

This Facebook page consists of countless posts that promote the sale and purchase of various types of arms in Iraq.

The weapons trade in Iraq is thriving and has become a public affair due to widespread “social militarization” and the escalating war against the Islamic State (IS), which is now occupying extensive territories in northern and western Iraq. […]