Hezbollah al-Nujaba Movement warned of the US new project to transfer senior ISIL commanders and other terrorists to Iraq.
“Washington is insisting on implementation of a plot to return the terrorists to Iraq by transferring a large number of ISIL commanders and militants from Eastern Euphrates and other parts of Syria,” al-Nujaba said in a statement on Sunday.
It voiced deep concern about the spread of insecurities to Iraq by the US plots and measures.
The statement addressed the “US occupiers”, and said, “We stress that the Islamic Resistance of Iraq is monitoring all your destructive plots, to prevent the dangers which threaten the Iraqi provinces.”
The statement came after at least 10 Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Shabi, were killed in an attack by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in Salahuddin Province.
The coordinated assault which took place in the cities of Mekeeshfa and Balad, led to clashes between PMU forces and the ISIL terrorists on several fronts, the paramilitary group announced on Saturday.
The PMU further said its fighters have now taken control of the situation, adding the Iraqi government has also sent reinforcements to supplement efforts and prepare for a possible retaliatory attack.
Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi has paid tribute to families of those who were killed, according to a statement circulated by Iraqi media.
“With great sadness, we received news of the martyrdom of a group of heroes from among the Hashd al-Shabi who died defending their homeland in the face of ISIL attacks in the Mekeeshfah and Balad areas north of Baghdad,” the statement read.