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Nujaba Movement Won’t Let Iraq Become Second Afghanistan: Spokesperson

The al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance Movement has made it clear that it would not let Iraq become the second Afghanistan where the Taliban has retaken control of the entire country, a spokesperson said.

‎Nasr al-Shammari, the official spokesperson of the al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance Movement, pointed out in a statement that what happens in Afghanistan can be “a good lesson” for Washington’s allies in Iraq.

Shammari argued that the recent developments in Afghanistan could deliver two different messages, one of which is to remind how the pro-Iran militias of Hashd al-Shaabi saved Iraq from the terrorist organisation of Islamic State in 2014, and the other is to show how the US could abandon its allies at any time.

He further said that he believes the withdrawal of the US forces from Iraq is not very far and that it would take place in the near future, as Baghdad and Washington said earlier last month that the US combat troops would withdraw from Iraq.

This comes while part of the public in Iraq argue that Iraq could have a similar fate like Afghanistan if the country’s authorities do not support the US policy to help Iraq restore stability and do reforms within various ministries.

After nearly two decades of fierce military confrontations between the sides, the Taliban retook the control of all cities in Afghanistan, including the capital Kabul, forcing the country’s top leaders to escape the country.