US forces must immediately leave northern Iraq

The Iraqi People’s Mobilization Units (Al-Hashad Al-Shabi, in Arabic) demand ‘immediate expulsion’ of US forces from northern Iraq.

In an interview with Iraqi news agency Almaalomah on Sunday, Ali al-Hoseini, spokesman for Al-Hashad Al-Shabi, denounced the movements of U.S. forces in the northern city of Al-Hawija and other northern areas as “unjustifiable and completely rejected.

“The government must immediately expel U.S. forces because they are blocking security forces’ efforts to advance and dismantle the hidden nucleus of Daesh cells [Arabic acronym for terrorist group EIIL] in the north of the country,” Al-Hoseini said.

The spokesman for the popular forces of the Arab country insists that the U.S. presence in such areas is unnecessary, as the Iraqi security forces themselves and Al-Hashad Al-Shabi are able to repel Daesh’s attacks.

The presence of U.S. troops in Iraq has been criticized and condemned by many Iraqi political factions, accusing Washington of creating insurgent and extremist groups and plunging the country into chaos after invading it in 2003.

At another point in his statements, he also denounced the construction of a heliport by the terrorist’s troops (thus reciprocated by Iran) at the United States Central Command (Centcom) in Al-Anbar, a province bordering Syria.

Through this heliport, he explains, the Americans could monitor the areas of Iraq up to the border with Syria. Centcom has not yet provided enough information about the motives of U.S. terrorists to establish a helipad.

In March, the Iraqi Badr Organization revealed that Washington is training about 1,000 Daesh members in the desert areas of Al-Anbar.

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