Religious cleric Grand Ayatollah Kazem al-Husseini said on Friday that any US troops should remain under any name in Iraq, accusing the United States and Israel of bombing the PMF's military headquarters.
"I declare - from a position of legitimate responsibility - the sanctity of keeping any American military force and the like, under any title: from training and military advice, or as a pretext to fight terrorism, which is its people and its custody," Haeri, who is followed by Sadrists as a reference to tradition, said in a statement today. .
He urged the armed forces to do what he called "resistance and defense, and to confront the enemy that has become so humiliated and broken that his Trump tyrant in security has not been able to enter your land in its declared form."
"If your father were able to take up arms, he would have carried a soldier in your ranks," Haeri told Iraqi forces and the crowd.
Four bases used by the PMU have been hit by mysterious explosions over the past month, the latest of which took place on Tuesday evening at a headquarters near Balad Air Base north of Baghdad, which houses US military personnel.
The deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Council, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, on Wednesday, the United States bombed the crowd camps, pointing out that his forces will respond with "more sophisticated weapons."
The United States has previously denied any role in the PMF bombings.
There were reports of Israeli involvement in these operations, without any direct accusation in this regard, and without any claim of responsibility.
A report by a government fact-finding committee also released on Wednesday said an explosion at the al-Saqr base near Baghdad on August 12 was caused by an airstrike by a drone, without revealing who the plane belonged to.
The series of explosions began in mid-July, when an Iraqi fighter was killed and two Iranians were wounded after the camp "martyrs" of the crowd in the area of Amerli in central Iraq to "the bombing of an unknown drone," according to a statement of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.
Explosions took place in Camp Ashraf Diyala, then in a crowd warehouse inside the Falcon camp of the Federal Police, and then at a headquarters near Balad Air Base.
See the text of Hairi's statement issued today: