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Source: Al-Kazemi forms a four-party committee to uncover “Katyusha cells”

On Sunday (14 June 2020), a source revealed that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, had formed a committee to uncover outlaws of Katyusha cells.

“Al-Kazemi decided to form a committee to uncover outlawed Katyusha cells, from investigative and information officers from the Military Intelligence Directorate and the counter-terrorism and intelligence services, and to share the security of the crowd,” security expert Hisham al-Hashemi said in a Twitter post, citing a source.

Al-Hashemi added that the aim of forming the committee is to “search for those involved in the attack on the Taji camp.”

On Saturday, (June 13, 2020), the Joint Operations Command accused unnamed parties of mixing cards and tampering with the security of Iraq after the Taji camp was attacked by a missile attack this evening, announcing an urgent directive to undertake a qualitative intelligence effort to unveil these entities and place them under the jurisdiction of the law.

“Despite our previous warnings to those trying to mix cards by tampering with security and threatening our heroic security forces by targeting their camps, these leaders launched Saturday Katyusha rockets from the main street opposite the Victory facility,” the leadership said in a statement obtained by Rudaw Media Network. North of Baghdad. ”

The statement added that the two missiles “landed inside the Taji camp (a camp belonging to the Iraqi security forces) without losses, in a message that does not want good for Iraq and its people, especially during this stage.”

He continued: “Therefore, our security services have received urgent direction to undertake a qualitative intelligence effort to uncover these entities, which, despite our warnings, are seeking to weaken Iraq.”

And the Joint Operations Command concluded its statement by saying: “To let those who have sought himself to tamper with the security of Iraq know that he will be under the law soon.”

Earlier yesterday, Saturday, the Security Media Cell announced the fall of two Katyusha rockets at the Taji camp in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, which includes American soldiers.

And the Iraqi bases that embrace the US-led international coalition forces are subjected to repeated missile attacks, accusing the United States of the crowd factions, which today marks the sixth anniversary of its founding by being behind.

A massive missile strike on 18 rockets targeted the Taji base on March 11, killing two American citizens and a British military doctor. In response to this attack, the United States carried out an air attack on the locations of the Hezbollah Brigades.

The Taji camp is located in a district of the same name, 35 kilometers north of the capital, Baghdad, and it hosts American and other foreign forces from the international coalition to fight ISIS.

In the beginning of last January, the United States assassinated an airstrike in the plane of the pilot of the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, deputy chief of the popular crowd, along with a number of their comrades near Baghdad airport, which led to the escalation of tension between Washington and Tehran, which responded by targeting Iraqi bases. There are Americans.

It is noteworthy that about five thousand American soldiers are deployed in military bases in various parts of Iraq.

On Friday, the Iraqi and American governments announced an agreement regarding reducing the number of American forces in the country in the coming months, with Washington ending its military presence in Iraq later.

And at the end of 2011, the American forces left Iraq completely, after 8 years of occupation after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.

And those forces returned to Iraq in 2014 when ISIS invaded a third of Iraq, at the request of the Baghdad government headed by Nuri al-Maliki, at that time.

The dispute escalated between the then head of the caretaker government, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and the American administration, against the backdrop of the killing of the Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Committee, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in an air raid in Baghdad on January 3.

After the air strike, Abdul-Mahdi asked parliament to vote to pass a mandatory resolution to remove the coalition forces from the country, which was already done, but Washington said it was not dealing with decisions issued by an resigned government. Source