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US troops deployed to clash against Iranian militias in Iraq: Report

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US troop reinforcements were deployed in Iraq on Wednesday, March 6 for an offensive by Iraq’s two largest pro-Iranian militias against US forces in northern Iraq and Syria, Debka website reported.

The report added that the US command in the region estimates that US troops in eastern and southern Syria as well as the US bases near the Syrian border are at risk, as both Kata’ib Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq militias have been deployed by their commander, Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Solemani, to positions in Syria.

On Thursday, according to Debka, Nessar al-Rab’ee, head of the political wing of the military wing of Iraq’s powerful Sadrist movement, called on parliament in Baghdad for legislation ordering all foreign forces to leave the country, which was considered as a setback.

Consequently, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly voiced US concerns in a phone call to Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi.

Last Modified: Thursday، 14 March 2019 03:15 PM