Iraq’s Resistance Reveals How US Troops Will Be Removed From Its Country
Yesterday the U.S. attacked five sites in Iraq and killed 3 Iraqi soldiers of the 19th Division, two policeman and a civilian. The strikes came after some 10 rockets, fired by unknown people, had hit the joint base Camp Tali and had killed 2 U.S. and one British soldiers.
Today the U.S. received the revenge for its strikes.
We believe that this is going to have an effect on deterring — on deterring future strikes of this nature. We’ve seen in the past what happens when you don’t respond. Now people know that we’re not going to — we’re not going to tolerate these direct attacks on American or coalition service members, and we’re willing and able to respond.
Even hawkish analysts find that the argument is nonsense.
The U.S. claims that the group Kataib Hezbollah, part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and under command of the Iraqi government, fired the missiles. But the positions the U.S. hit were not Kataib Hezbollah positions. U.S. intelligence in Iraq is not up to date with regards to where Kataib Hezbollah units or those of the other 20 PMU groups are stationed.
TØM CΛT – 12:05 UTC · Mar 14, 2020After asking a military source in 19th Commando Division about the Al-Atheer facility and presence of “Iranian missiles”, the response I got was that KH withdrew from the site 7 days ago and the unit took their place.
So yeah, the Mussayib site was under Iraq Army.
British forces were supposed to join yesterday’s U.S. strike but the Wall Street Journal reports that the Brits were called back by their government because the attribution of the original rockets strike to Kataib Hezbollah was shady and because there was no legal justification for the strikes.
The Iraqi government announced that it would protest at the United Nation about the U.S. breach of its sovereignty. Ayatollah Sistani condemned the U.S. attack and even the Iraq Joint Operational Command, which includes coordinating U.S. officers, protested against the strikes.
The Iraqi parliament and government have told the U.S. to leave Iraq. The Trump administration is not willing to do that. In cons
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