An Israeli report reveals Shiite preparations to fight American forces
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The newspaper emphasized that at a time when a number of associates of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militia came out to celebrate the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, American leaders in Washington were developing a plan to confront these militias.
She mentioned that the Iranian-backed groups in Iraq are a cluster of Shiite militias, organized in brigades, and integrated into the Iraqi security forces in 2017 and 2018, adding that they are well-armed and possess warehouses of weapons, missiles and armored vehicles.
These armed militias announced in recent days that they are ready to fight American forces, while the leaders of these militias avoid appearing in public in fear of American drone strikes, according to the newspaper.
For some time now, some leaders of these organizations have not been seen, such as the Lebanese cleric Sheikh Muhammad al-Kawtharani, the representative of the Lebanese "Hezbollah" in Iraq, and Qais al-Khazali, the leader of the League of the Righteous, which Washington put on terrorist lists this March.
The newspaper referred to the leader of the Iraqi Al-Nujaba movement, Akram al-Kaabi, had visited Iran since last January several times, to plan an attack on US forces.
Iran had previously sent Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, to Iraq to coordinate militias and maintain pressure on the United States.
Hezbollah in Iraq also stepped up its training last week, in preparation for any attack by American forces, according to the newspaper.
How to prepare?
According to the newspaper’s analysis, collecting these notes constitutes a picture of the preparations of these militias to fight American forces, noting that American officials and military leaders have received repeated warnings about possible attacks against American interests in Iraq
and Washington has announced the relocation of its forces in Iraq, and the withdrawal of some diplomats and trainers, what He may indicate America's readiness to respond to any attack on its interests, according to the Israeli newspaper.
As for the militias, any escalation in their attacks must be by Iranian orders, and according to the newspaper, most of what it is doing now falls within the "propaganda stage" to use it on the political side, especially since these militias are represented in the Iraqi parliament.
The newspaper added that the militia leaders must decide whether they are really ready for the confrontation, and that it is worth the risk of their gains in Iraq, noting that America, despite its concern about the escalation of these militias, but in return, the Pentagon prepared a plan to eliminate the book of Hezbollah.