The Iraqi Volunteer Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) categorically rejected a Bloomberg report on their cooperation with the American troops in Iraq.
“There is no cooperation and coordination with the Americans to win back the regions controlled by the ISIL,” Spokesman of Iraqi Volunteer Forces Karim al-Nouri said in reaction to news reports on Hashd al-Shaabi’s cooperation with US forces.
A Bloomberg View column, citing two unidentified American administration officials, claimed Hashd al-Shaabi forces groups are sharing use of a military base with US troops.
Earlier today, Pentagon Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren also rejected that the US army is sharing its new military base in Iraq’s Anbar province with volunteer forces.
Earlier this month, Secretary-General of the powerful Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri underlined that the Iraqi forces, including the Shiite volunteers, have no need to the US assistance in their fight against the ISIL terrorist group.
Al-Ameri said that sending more American troops will damage the plan to free Iraqi cities and towns from ISIL control.
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.