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Iranian militias recruit civilians in Mosul to attack US troops in Iraq: Source


A tribal source has revealed the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) have opened centers for recruiting young civilians in Mosul, ahead of carrying out attacks against the international coalition, led by the US, which will establish eight military bases in different regions in the north and south of Iraq.

Zafir al-Jabouri, an official at the tribal mobilization forces operating under the umbrella of IMIS, said they began “recruiting Sunni Arabs at the provinces liberated from ISIS.”

"The IMIS has provided some of its factions the right to recruit around 7,000 new members. These members will be used to carry out new missions in Iraq," he said without providing any further details.

Meanwhile, an MP representing Al-Islah Alliance said the IMIS received orders from Tehran to attack the US troops in Iraq.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the MP said the newly-recruited members will “target the US army through armed civilians. "It is an Iranian scheme, supervised by Qassim Suleimani, commander of the Elite Quds force."

“The visit by Mujtaba al-Husseini, representative of the Iranian regime, along with Iqbal Bor, who represents Suleimani in Iraq, on Thursday to Kirkuk and Salahuddin took place to inspect and follow-up on the militias,” he said, adding that it is within Tehran’s preparations for the battle against the coalition in Iraq.

"Iran is seeking to take advantage of the disappointed and unemployed youths who live in regions that were liberated from ISIS' grip," he added.

Last Modified: Saturday، 12 January 2019 01:47 PM