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Shafaq News/ Reuters news agency reported that an advisor to the Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, warned that Iraq is concerned about the possibility of a broader war breaking out in the region if the current temporary truce in Gaza, between Israel and Hamas, does not turn into a permanent ceasefire.
After the Reuters report, translated by Shafaq News Agency, indicated; The devastating Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip attracted factions allied with Iran, including many Iraqi factions and the Lebanese Hezbollah, which carried out almost daily attacks on Israeli and American forces. He pointed out that there were no reports of attacks on American forces in Iraq or Syria. Since the start of the temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, compared to more than 70 attacks that occurred during the past weeks.
Reuters quoted the Iraqi Prime Minister's advisor for foreign affairs, Farhad Alaeddin, as saying, "The entire region is on the verge of a devastating conflict that may include everyone, and the extent of its expansion or how to control and stop it is not known."
Aladdin said, "Any ceasefire in the conflict is useful and important at this stage for the peoples of Palestine and Gaza first, and for all countries in the region, including Iraq."
The report reminded that some of the main Iraqi factions that carried out attacks in the recent period, including the Sayyid al-Shuhada Brigades and the Hezbollah Brigades, announced that they would adhere to the ceasefire in Gaza, but they also indicated that they would resume attacks after the end of the truce. These factions also said that they are still seeking to expel American forces from Iraq.
Reuters quoted the European Union's ambassador to Iraq, Thomas Seiler, in a post on social media, saying that he hopes the Iraqi factions will continue to "stop their attacks."
The report concluded by noting that US strikes in Iraq during the past week led to the killing of 10 members of the Hezbollah Brigades, according to what the group published on social media, a step that the Iraqi government condemned and described as escalation and a violation of sovereignty.
The report pointed out that some Iranian-backed factions, although technically part of the state, often operate outside the chain of command. In this context, Al-Sudani considered that the attacks launched by armed factions on foreign forces in Iraq were illegal and inconsistent with Iraq's national interest.
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