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Iraqi Hizbullah threatens US forces and declares its readiness to undertake massive military action

Said a spokesman for the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades, Abu Ali al-Askari, today (July 12, 2020), that he did not tolerate the decision to remove the American forces from the country.

According to the military tweet on Twitter, he stressed that no one can reassure or protect them, or circumvent the will of the Iraqis.

He believed that the only way to achieve this snuff is the “continuation of the resistance” by popular, political, media and security pressure, because he counted the decision to expel them irreversible, indulgence, and fragmentation.

The military did not rule out resorting to the extensive military action “until these killers acquiesced to the will of the people”, and this was attributed to the fact that they only understand the language of force and break the will, and we have it, in reference to the Americans.

There are currently more than five thousand American soldiers in Iraq.

Since the end of October 2019, Iraqi military bases have become the target of missile attacks. Dozens of missiles fell on them, and one of them resulted in the killing of an American contractor on December 27, prompting the United States to carry out an operation that resulted in the assassination of the commander of the Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and others at dawn on January 3. The armed factions pledged revenge in response to those raids.

It is noteworthy that there is a strategic security agreement between America and Iraq, on the basis of which the American forces were deployed in Iraq, but that on the fifth of January last, the Iraqi parliament voted by a majority of the votes of the Shiite blocs on the decision to remove foreign forces, which obligated Washington and Baghdad to conduct a strategic dialogue He started his first tour on June 11, and the second round is expected to start soon. Source