Badr Brigeades: Any Threat to Karbala Will Turn Anbar to ISIL Mass Grave
A senior member of Iraq’s popular Badr Organization warned the ISIL Takfiri terrorists not to even think of attacking the holy city of Karbala that hosts the shrine of Shiite Islam’s third Imam Hossein Ibn-e Ali (AS).
“ISIL is threatening regions around 180-200 kilometers away (from Karbala), if the Takfiri terrorists think of getting close to Karbala, Al-Anbar desert will turn into their mass grave,” al-Sumeriya news website quoted Hamed Saheb al-Karbalaei, Head of Badr Organization’s Karbala Branch, as saying on Tuesday.
He noted that Badr Organization’s military branch is reinforcing its forces in Nakhib, Hebariya, Rahaliya and Point 160 in Anbar province, adding that Badr’s highly-trained and well-equipped regiments are ready for action in Anbar province.
“Badr forces are now on the offensive, and not on the defensive, and are, thus, ready to confront the ISIL in all regions,” he concluded.
On April 25, Saheb al-Karbalaei announced that hundred of volunteer forces have joined Badr Organization to drive the ISIL out of Iraqi cities.
On Sunday, Iraq’s president, prime minister and parliament speaker in a joint meeting in Baghdad decided to arm all forces in Nineveh and Al-Anbar provinces to prepare them for war against ISIL.
During the meeting in Baghdad, Iraqi President Fouad Massoum, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri underlined the need for helping the Iraqi army and popular forces in their fight against the ISIL.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.