AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A high-ranking official from the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, says the United States was behind the recent raid on a headquarters belonging to the popular anti-terror group in southern Baghdad, stating that there are foreign attempts to undermine the PMU.
“The late Thursday night's operation against Hashd al-Sha’abi had been dictated by the United States. There are foreign interventions and bids in order to deal blows to the PMU,” Qais al-Khazali, leader of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, which is part of the PMU, said in a statement released on Friday.
He advised Iraqi officials not engage in a confrontation with Hashd al-Sha’abi as the anti-terror group represents people from all strata of the Iraqi society.
“No one can prevent the resistance fighters from fighting US forces to get them out of Iraq, if they [American troops] do not withdraw through peaceful means,” Khazali pointed out.
He also highlighted that no resistance faction has ever targeted Iraqi government institutions inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone.
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