Did the American presence in Iraq reduce the movements of the armed factions?[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Washington-based political and security researcher Nizar Haidar commented today, Wednesday (August 23, 2023), regarding the impact of the American presence in Baghdad on the movements of the armed factions.
Haider told "Baghdad Today" that "the United States does not need all this alleged military mobilization to control the activity of the factions in Iraq, as the latter knows very well that what Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani decreed regarding arms control is outside the authority of the state and to prevent its interests from being compromised." All levels and titles, including military, security and intelligence, must be implemented.”
He added, "We noticed that all the slogans of the factions went unheeded during the last ten months that al-Sudani spent in power, which means that cooperation between the Americans and the government is in full swing."
Haider added, "The joint statement issued at the end of the Iraqi military delegation's recent visit to Washington referred to its text (the Iraqi government reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the personnel and advisors of the United States and the international coalition, convoys and diplomatic facilities), which is the commitment made by the second government of the Prime Minister." Former minister Nuri al-Maliki on June 22, 2014 to Washington when he asked her to return to Iraq to help him in the war on terrorism and accept his full immunity by granting them diplomatic entry visas.
The researcher recalled the statement of the supreme authority, Sayyid Ali al-Sistani, who “considered the seizure of the property of citizens from the residents of the Jadiriyah region in the capital, Baghdad, contrary to Sharia and the law,” that he “lifted (sanctity) from leaders he described as “corrupt” in the Popular Mobilization Authority, which continued to corrupt, transgress and transgress. citizens' rights," he said.
Al-Sistani is on the line of the Jadriya crisis
On August 19, 2023, the supreme religious authority, Sayyid Ali al-Sistani, received a number of citizens from the Jadriya region who complained about the pressure and threats they are being subjected to to give up their lands for the benefit of some parties .
Al-Sistani's office stated, in a statement received by "Baghdad Today", that the latter "received a number of citizens from the Jadiriyah region who had previously appeared in the media and complained about the pressure and threats they are being subjected to to give up their lands for the benefit of some parties. "
According to the statement, Al-Sistani condemned these practices that violate the Sharia and the law.
Prior to that, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia'a al-Sudani, directed the Minister of Interior, Abdul Amir al-Shammari, to investigate the issue of trespassing on citizens' lands in the Jadriya area.
Unknown armed groups, possessing misleading black cars, are trying to control property belonging to Iraqi families in the Jadiriyah area of the capital, Baghdad, with weapons and threats .
According to the residents, the armed groups bargained with the landowners by selling their lands for $400 per meter, noting that the real price per meter ranges from $2,500 to $10,000.
"Suspicious" US military moves
Iraqi cities witnessed US military movements in several areas described as suspicious, while the international coalition denied any preparations for a military operation on the Syrian-Iraqi border.