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US forces must leave Iraq or will be forcibly expelled: Kata’ib Hezbollah

Press TV – October 10, 2020

Iraq’s anti-terror Kata’ib Hezbollah group, which is part of the country’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), has warned American forces against remaining in the Arab country, saying they will be forcibly expelled by means of resistance if they insist on maintaining their presence much to the dismay of Iraqis.

Muhammad Mohi, spokesman for Kata’ib Hezbollah, told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Saturday that the resistance will become stronger if the US insists on its obstinacy regarding its exit from Iraq.

Kata’ib Hezbollah is an anti-US unit operating under Hashd al-Sha’abi – an Iraqi umbrella group also known as PMU, which includes more than 40 militia groups fighting Takfiri terrorism.

He further slammed the US for making attempts to dissolve the PMU, saying Washington will fail to limit the role of the anti-terror forces.

The Iraqi forces, he said, are able to counter any possible threat against the country, adding that by remaining in the region, the US wants to guarantee the security of Israel and implement US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century.

“The cause of the crises in the region is the American arrogance and its attempt to dominate the world,” he said, adding that the US” must respect the will of Iraq,” and immediately leave the country.

Reiterating the military capabilities of Iraqi resistance groups, Mohi called on the country’s parliament to implement its decision to expel American forces from Iraq.

Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters have played a major role in the liberation of areas held by Daesh terrorists ever since the Takfiri group launched an offensive in the country, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks.

In November 2016, the Iraqi parliament voted to integrate the PMU, which was formed shortly after the emergence of Daesh in Iraq in 2014, into the military.

The popular group, however, is a thorn in the side of the United States, which is widely believed to be managing an array of militant groups, including Daesh, to advance its Israel-centric agenda in the region.

In 2009, the US State Department blacklisted Kata’ib Hezbollah and imposed sanctions on the group, which has been the frequent target of American airstrikes in Iraq.

Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill on January 5, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign troops following the US assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq’s PMU, and their companions.

Later on January 9, former Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, called on the United States to dispatch a delegation to Baghdad tasked with formulating a mechanism for the move.

The 78-year-old politician said Iraq rejected any violation of its sovereignty, particularly the US military’s violation of Iraqi airspace in the assassination airstrike.

The US has refused to withdraw its troops, with Trump balking at the idea with the threat to seize Iraq’s oil money held in bank accounts in the United States.

October 10, 2020 - Posted by | Wars for Israel | , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “The US has refused to withdraw its troops, with Trump balking at the idea with the threat to seize Iraq’s oil money held in bank accounts in the United States.”

    Given that the USA invaded Iraq under false pretenses(Weapons of Mass Destruction) which have never been found because they never existed, it is only fair that the USA withdraws immediately. They also murdered Saddam Hussein after a phony trial.

    Go home USA and fix your own problems. You will not be missed.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 10, 2020 | Reply

  2. Brave talk [and accurate: “…the US wants to (remain in Iraq…in order to) guarantee the security of Israel and implement US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century.”]…but I want courageous, forcibly expelling, action. It’s the patriotic thing to do on behalf of all the Iraqi people, all of whom continue to suffer ad infinitum the horrific aftermath of Dubya’s illegal “shock and awe” invasion-and-shattering of their country in March 2003.

    Viva Iraq! — a sovereign, proud, regenerative Iraq!

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    Comment by roberthstiver | October 11, 2020 | Reply

    • “with Trump balking at the idea with the threat to seize Iraq’s oil money held in bank accounts in the United States.”

      How can ANYONE seize money in someone else’s Bank account in the USA?(and presumably the Banks are complicit in the ‘deal’???) This should have the American people alarmed about the security of their own funds in their Banks…….Maybe the Banks should seize the Tax that Donald Trump hasn’t paid over the years?

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 11, 2020 | Reply

  3. Isn’t it good to know that the WEST’S war criminals, ‘Dubya’ Bush….Tony Blair,…..Obama……etc, are far more successful than Saddam Hussein, Colonel Gaddhafi, etc.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 11, 2020 | Reply


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