Popular Forces Spokesman Warns US to Avoid Deploying Troops in Iraq
Iraq’s Ahl al-Haq Popular Forces Spokesman Naim al-Aboudi warned Washington against hatching plots for his country, and meantime underlined that the Baghdad government will never accept the presence of the US forces in Iraq.
“The Iraqi government is against the presence of foreign military forces, including Americans or non-Americans in Iraq, because it is aware of the reaction of the great nation of Iraq to such a move,” al-Aboudi told FNA on Friday.
He reiterated that the Iraqi popular forces, specially Ahl al-Haq, will deal with the US troops in Iraq like occupying forces, implying that the popular forces will kill the US troops on sight.
Al-Aboudi said that the US is plotting to confiscate the victories that the Iraqi popular forces have gained in Iraq.
He underlined that the Iraqi nation and popular forces do not trust the US and the US-led anti-ISIL coalition.
In relevant remarks last month, Spokesman of Iraq’s Seyed al-Shohada Battalion Hassan Abdol-Hadi said that “the Iraqi popular forces believe that the US-led coalition formed to fight the ISIL in their country is insincere and untrustworthy”.
“Iraq’s resistance forces do not trust the international coalition led by the US,” told FNA.
Abdol-Hadi reiterated that the Iraqi popular forces are worried that the US fighter jets strike their positions under the pretext of misinformation or claim to have done so as a result of mistake.
He, meantime, pointed to the popular forces’ military operations against the Takfiri terrorists, and said, “The battles against the ISIL continue in two different fronts; including one in the city of Mosul.”
Abdol-Hadi said that the Iraqi forces are now ready to launch massive military operations against the ISIL in Mosul, Fallujah and Ramadi.
Iraqi popular forces comprise of Badr Organization, Iraqi Hezbollah, Ahl al-Haq, Jund al-Imam, Seyed al-Shohada, Imam Ali (AS) and Al-Nujaba battalions.
Also in October, a senior advisor to Iraq’s Badr Organization also announced that his organization would expose documents disclosing that the US-led coalition forces are helping the ISIL terrorist group.
“Badr Organization will not hesitate to reveal any document and evidence that substantiates the supply of (foodstuff and arms) aids to ISIL by the coalition forces,” Karim al-Nouri told FNA.
Later the same organization released photos of US and British aircraft shot down by the popular forces as they were supplying arms and food cargos to the ISIL in a number of areas, specially where they were losing ground in the confrontation with the Iraqi forces.
Earlier last month, Deputy Secretary General of Iraq’s Badr Organization Abdolkarim al-Ansari blasted the US-led Anti-ISIL Coalition’s poor performance in fighting the Takfiri terrorists, and said his country does no more want Washington’s help in the war against the militant group.
“What the international coalition has done to fight the ISIL over the past year has been much smaller than what the (Iraqi) volunteer forces have achieved in the same period,” Al-Ansari told FNA.
He reiterated that the Iraqi volunteer forces have achieved great victories in all fronts while they have had none of the equipment and satellites that the so-called coalition has for surveillance and controlling the ISIL in all regions.
“Yet, the US-led coalition has done nothing important since its formation and none of its attacks has been desirable and effective; even in some cases it has targeted the (Iraqi) volunteer forces,” Al-Ansari said.
He, meantime, appreciated the role played by the quadrilateral coalition comprising Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq against the ISIL, and said, “The Iraqis welcomes Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s request from Russia for direct intervention in the anti-ISIL fight and our country does not need the American troops.”