Khafaja tribe's Sheikh Adil
al-Khafaji in Basra called for disclosing the circumstances of the arrest of Aws al-Khafaji, the leader of the Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas Brigade, and threatened to close the border crossings with Iran and neighboring
On Friday, the Khafajah tribe denounced the arrest of Khafaji and demanded his release two days after the Iran-backed IMIS arrested him.
Khafaji, a well-known commander, criticized the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Iraq and his five-day stay, Asharq Al-Awsat reported.
Sources stated that Khafaji also accused some IMIS leaders of exploiting their positions and taking advantage of the real fighters.
Some sources also mentioned Khafaji’s accusations claiming some militias had killed his cousin, the prominent Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub, who was slain in Karbala recently.