Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah Warn US Army Not to Deploy in Iraq
Kata’ib Hezbollah was quoted by al-Aba news channel as saying in a statement that Washington is attempting to deploy its military forces in Iraq again under false pretexts.
It cautioned the Americans not to think of returning to Iraq or they will be forced to leave the country.
The statement also called on the Iraqi parliament to adopt a firm position against the presence of US forces in Iraq.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, Spokesman and a senior commander of Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah popular forces Jafar al-Hosseini warned the US to withdraw its military men from Iraq once the ISIL is fully defeated in the country.
Al-Hosseini made the remarks in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel.
He described the American forces’ presence as the biggest obstacle to Iraq’s anti-terrorism fight, and called for the withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq after the ISIL will be defeated.
Elsewhere, al-Hosseini also revealed that the US, in collaboration with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, has aided the ISIL in Tal Afar.
“Before the start of Tal Afar operations, the ISIL members were transferred to al-Ayaziyeh region on 11 buses sent by affiliates to Massoud Barzani and key ISIL commanders fled from Tal Afar and al-Ayaziyeh to Nineveh plain in coordination with Barzani and the Americans,” he added.