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Iranian militias fight on behalf of Tehran, threaten to fight in Yemen


Observers rejected threats by the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq militia to send armed battalions to the war in Yemen alongside the Houthi militias, which are facing terrible defeats in Hodeidah and elsewhere.

Observers said that the threats posed by Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq confirm that the formation of terrorist groups by Iran was a part of an Iranian plan to form criminal gangs inside and outside Iraq to fight on behalf of the mullahs.

They stressed that the Houthi, Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, Hezbollah, Badr Brigades and Nasrallah militias are all operating under the direction of Iran.

Iranian agenda and terrorist groups

Just as some of them were involved in Syria within the Iranian militias, Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, led by Qais al-Khazali in Iraq, hinted at the possibility of forming volunteer teams to fight in Yemen in defense of the Houthis.

MP Uday Awad of the Sadiqoun bloc, which represents Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, pointed to the formation of youth teams to fight in Yemen in defense of "civilians," he said, forgetting the Amnesty International's warning on Thursday that the Houthi fighters occupied the roof of the main hospital in the city of Hodeidah, using patients and medical staff as human shields.

On the other hand, politician Athil Nujaifi warned in press statements of sending Iraqis to fight among the Houthis, calling on the government to move to prevent sending any Iraqi citizen there.

These statements coincided with fierce battles in Hodeidah and Saada, where the Houthi militias suffered heavy losses.

Culture Minister

The terrorist group has also been struggling in another battle amid the wide rejection of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq's candidate for the post of culture minister, Hassan al-Rubaie, nominated by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in the confidence-granting session.

Rubaie is a candidate for the armed faction affiliated with the Building Coalition led by Hadi al-Amiri. However, the Saairun Alliance backed Muqtada al-Sadr voiced rejection against Rubaie.

The Artists Union of Iraq condemned the nomination of Rubaie in a letter addressed to the prime minister, saying that it has followed angrily what happened in the voting session on the government, adding that they we were shocked as a candidate was nominated for the Ministry of Culture who they say does not represent them, referring to Rubaie.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 13 November 2018 01:31 AM