BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Several Iraqi factions issued a joint statement on Saturday in which they vowed to target the U.S. forces until they fully withdraw from Iraq.

According to the statement, eight Iraqi factions – including Asaib Ahl al-Haqq, Liwaa Imam ‘Ali, and Harakat Al-Nujaba”Movement – vowed to attack the U.S. forces in Iraq, while also condemning the newly appointed Prime Minister, ‘Adnan Al-Zurfi.

The factions called on parliamentarians to get Zurfi to apologize and back down, in order to thwart the alleged “conspiracy.”

In the past, the Iraqi factions like Asaib Ahl Al-Haqq and Kata’ib Hezbollah have targeted the U.S. forces in Iraq, prompting the latter to carry out retaliatory strikes near the Syrian border and other governorates.

Most recently, the U.S. Coalition carried out strikes on the Karbala Airport after a number of rockets targeted their positions at the Taji Airbase near Baghdad.

The Iraqi government has condemned these attacks by the U.S. forces, as they have specifically targeted factions in the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi).

On Monday, the U.S. deployed their Patriot air defense system to Iraq after reports indicated that a “major escalation” was going to happen inside the country.

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Seamus O'Neill
Seamus O'Neill
2020-04-05 12:26

Why can’t the Americans understand how loathed, detested and unwanted they really are, not just in Iraq, but worldwide. We know that getting them to leave Iraq will be a monumental task considering that their “embassy” there, a sprawling 104 acre complex, is the distribution centre for the CIA’s multi-billion $ heroin operation in Afghanistan. It’s also the supply route of weaponry and wages for the many “ISIS” Jihadi’s in the ME. However, they’re bankrupt at home and Covid-19 will put the final nail in their coffin….their 900 military bases worldwide will close and their 1,000,000 mercenary “soldiers”will soon be… Read more »

Masdar One
Masdar One
2020-04-06 18:46

A push against the American and allied forces is what is needed to drive the Americans out of Iraq and perhaps create a colour revolution in the U.S. mainland. To make America great again the American people need to regain their sovereignty against those that control their government.