IRAQI SHIITE MILITIAS: Demanding U.S. Withdraw Troops or They Will Regard Them as ‘Forces of Occupation’

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Iran-backed Shiite militia forces in Iraq have strongly opposed new US troops deployed in the country. The militias warned that if Washington does not withdraw its forces “immediately,” they will deal with them “as forces of occupation.”

The US military are “making a new suspicious attempt to restore their presence in the country under the pretext of fighting their own creation, Daesh [acronym for Islamic State, IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL],” the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia said on its TV channel, al-Ahd on Monday, as quoted by Reuters.

The Shiite group added that “if the US administration doesn’t withdraw its forces immediately, we will deal with them as forces of occupation.”

Additional troops deployed by Washington on Sunday were also strongly objected to by Iraqi Hezbollah on Monday.

 

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