Seemingly, the leaders of the Shiite militias under IMIS
insist on bringing Iraq into chaos, not caring of the role Iraq plays in
preserving the security and stability of the Middle East.
Currently, IMIS is a threat not only to Sunnis in Iraq; it has also sent its militias to fight in Syria to protect the Syrian regime and implement the Iranian agenda, which Israel sees as a red flag.
After confirming that Israel bombed an Iranian weapons depot in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that the Jewish state will strike even harder if it proves necessary to prevent Iran from gaining a military foothold in Syria.
This means that Israel will probably hit the IMIS militias fighting in Syria as part of the Iranian army there.
US warns of probable attacks
Informed political sources in Baghdad has revealed that the US warned Iraq of Israeli intentions to attack targets that belong to the Iraqi armed factions fighting in Syria.
The sources said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during his recent visit to Iraq, told Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi that Israel may bomb at any time targets inside Iraqi territory linked to armed factions fighting in Syria.
The United States, however, said it refuses to allow Tel Aviv to carry out raids inside Iraqi territory, according to the sources.
Warning messages to Iraqis
Observers sent warning messages to Iraqis to stay away from the sites and gatherings of terrorist militias to be sure of probable Israeli attacks. They also called on Iraqis to ask for the help of US and Iraqi forces in case any attacks were launched.
They demanded that US and Iraqi forces be informed of any weapons depots or suspicious places that militias are trying to keep within residential neighborhoods used as shields.
US alleged militias list
On January 9, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Iraqi President Barham Salih, Abdul Mahdi, Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi, Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Hakim and US troops after arriving in Baghdad on an unannounced visit.
News has been circulated that the US sent a list containing the names of a number of Iraqi militias the US wants the Iraqi government to disband.
The list has been denied by a number of Iraqi figures, including Abdul Mahdi.
The list, claimed to be handed to Abdul Mahdi, includes the military wing of Badr Organization led by Hadi al-Amiri, the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades, Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas, and Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq led by Qais al-Khazali.