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US-Israeli attacks on PMU meant to revive Daesh in Iraq: Kata’ib Hezbollah

Press TV – August 24, 2019

An Iraqi resistance group says the recent airstrikes on the positions of pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are an attempt by the US and Israel to revive the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the Arab country.

In an interview with Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Ahed news website published on Friday, Kata’ib Hezbollah spokesman Mohammed Muhyee said the air raids on Hashd al-Sha’abi positions are actually meant to weaken Iraqi resistance factions, empty their weapons stores and end their role in maintaining security in Iraq.

He added that the next stage, which has been planned by the US, is to return thousands of foreign-backed Daesh terrorists to the Iraqi-Syrian border.

The recent attacks “were not accidental,” but rather planned in advance after continued monitoring operations by Israeli and American drones, Muhyee pointed out.

He also accused Washington of trying to get Israel to conduct the strikes in a bid to prevent reactions from Iraqi resistance groups.

Muhyee further warned of a tough response to any future attack on Iraqi forces.

Earlier this week, a PMU ammunition depot was exploded in Iraq, the fourth in recent months. The attacks began on July 19 when a drone dropped explosives onto a PMU base near the town of Amerli, in Salahuddin Province, killing at least one resistance fighter and injuring four others.

Unnamed American officials confirmed that Israel had been behind the attacks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday at possible Israeli strikes in Iraq.

“We are operating – not just if needed, we are operating in many areas against a state (Iran) that wants to annihilate us. Of course I gave the security forces a free hand and instructed them to do anything necessary to thwart Iran’s plans,” he said when asked whether Tel Aviv was considering operations in Iraq.

Daesh unleashed a campaign of death and destruction in Iraq in 2014, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks. Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters then launched operations to eliminate the terror outfit and retake lost territory.

The PMU had a prominent role in flushing Daesh out of the areas it had occupied in Iraq.

In December 2017, Iraq declared the end of the anti-Daesh campaign. The group’s remnants, though, keep staging sporadic attacks across Iraq.

August 24, 2019 - Posted by | Wars for Israel | , , , ,


  1. “Muhyee further warned of a tough response to any future attack on Iraqi forces.” No empty words, please: resolute, firm action! Blow the goddam Zionists out of Iraqi sovereign airspace! (And why not a “tough response” to these particular multiple outrages?! I know, I know: easy bravado by me…ZioUSrael is one tough/belligerent/omnipresent SOB-cum-“entangling alliance.”)

    Maybe Iraq should invite Russia….?


    Comment by roberthstiver | August 25, 2019 | Reply

  2. US/Israeli attacks meant to revive something? Daesh? Stop it. US/Israeli attacks are for only ONE thing. Shekels and land. Already they are impotent.


    Comment by tsisageya | August 25, 2019 | Reply

  3. It’s too bad when you have to call all the leaders of men IMPOTENT.


    Comment by tsisageya | August 25, 2019 | Reply

  4. Oh don’t get me wrong. It’s not just the men.


    Comment by tsisageya | August 25, 2019 | Reply

  5. Evil knows no boundaries, all you liars.


    Comment by tsisageya | August 25, 2019 | Reply

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