Hafez Al-e Basharah told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Thursday that the US is attempting to boost its presence in Iraq and the American forces have been stationed in the Southern parts of Baghdad, specially al-Suwaireh and al-Aziziyeh regions.
He added that the Iraqi government’s assessments that the foreign military advisors are stationed in the country are outdated, noting that the information obtained by the resistance forces indicate that combat forces are deployed in the US bases and their numbers is on rise each day.
Basharah said that the US forces do not allow any Iraqis to enter the occupied bases in the country to conceal the realities from the public opinion, adding that the Israeli intelligence forces are active in these bases and the ISIL terrorists are sheltered and trained in them.
The US has recently extended its occupied bases to 20sq/km and they fire at anyone who approaches them.
In relevant remarks last Saturday, a senior Iraqi lawmaker disclosed that Israel’s intelligence forces had arrived in Baghdad along with the US troops.
“Israel’s intelligence forces have been witnessed patrolling with the US troops in Baghdad,” al-Maloumeh news website quoted member of Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee Karim Alivi Javish as saying.
Alivi Javish reiterated that the Iraqi Parliament’s National and Defense Committee would probe the US troops’ presence in the Iraqi capital.