Anonymous warplanes are preparing for shelling Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) positions in Iraq's Suleimani Governorate, well-informed sources told the Baghdad Post Sunday.
On Saturday, Qassem Soleimani, Commander of Quds Force, an elite branch of IRGC, fled to an IRGC bastion in Suleimani Governorate following threats from Shia cleric Moqtada Al Sadr.
Al Sadr, whose Sairun Alliance has won the majority in the Iraqi parliamentary elections on May 12, issued an ultimatum for Soleiamni to leave Iraq within 48 hours.
Analysts explained that Soleimani stressed his keenness to work on uniting the Shiite blocs to make up the largest bloc in parliament.
They said that Iran insists that the premiership would be from the electoral list of Fatah or the State of Law Coalition.
Soleimani claimed that Sairoun is working to make Saudi Arabia in a pole position in the political process, which was rejected by the members of the Shiite blocs.
The Parliamentary elections were marked by record low turnout. They were the first since Iraq declared victory over the ISIS group and the fourth since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.