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Today, Sunday (December 10, 2023), retired officer and security expert Sadiq Abdullah monitored five risks of a clash between America and the factions in Iraq, while indicating the possibility of the presence of a third party targeting the Americans under the pretext that it is the work of the factions in order to provoke the clash.
Abdullah told "Baghdad Today", "The policy of attrition is a tactic known for many decades that many countries have adopted in confronting what they see as their enemies by creating wars that drain the capabilities of the opponent, as is happening now in the Ukrainian war in an attempt by America and the West to end Russia's role and dismantle it." ".
He added, "ISIS is an organization managed by multiple intelligence departments, and the support it received proves that after 2014. Even America, through its politicians, admitted that it was their creation. Therefore, the resort of these departments to mobilizing the organization to stir up the internal situation is very likely, and what raises concern is the escalation of recent violations." ".
Abdullah pointed out, “The possibility that third parties loyal to regional countries might work to strike American targets under the pretext that it is the work of armed factions, and vice versa, in order to provoke a clash, because there are many countries that want to exhaust Washington in Iraq and the region and push it to remove its more than 20 bases that are spread among Iraq and Syria.
He continued, “The government is serious about preventing any escalation of its danger to security, stability, and border control with the presence of the Syrian Al-Hawl camp, which represents a pivotal threat to Iraq’s security, but on the other hand, it must be realized that there are several factors that affect the security issue and the multiplicity of addresses of armed factions, which increases the complexity of the situation, especially with the emergence of factions.” Nothing new is known about it.
On the twenty-second of last month, the US Army announced that it had carried out “precision strikes” on two sites in Iraq, in response to attacks launched by Iraqi factions against its forces and coalition forces.
In Washington, Deputy Pentagon Spokesperson Sabrina Singh reported earlier that American forces have been subjected to about 66 attacks since October 17 (32 attacks in Iraq and 34 in Syria).
She said that the attacks left approximately 62 wounded among American personnel, while most of these attacks were claimed by a group calling itself the “Islamic Resistance in Iraq,” in statements on accounts on the Telegram application belonging to armed Iraqi factions.
The increase in the frequency of attacks against American forces in the Middle East is linked to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, which broke out after the Islamic movement carried out a surprise cross-border attack from Gaza on October 7, which, according to the Israeli authorities, killed about 1,200 people.