Iraq: Daesh Reviving Operations in Areas Under US Occupation

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi lawmaker disclosed that the ISIL militants are actively engaged in terrorist activities in areas under the occupation of the US Army in the Northern parts of Iraq.

“The ISIL terrorists have resumed their activities in the US-held regions in Northern Salahuddin, Al-Anbar, Diyala and Western Kirkuk,” the Arabic-language al-Maloumeh news website quoted Iraqi lawmaker Mohammad Karim as saying on Thursday.

He noted that there is coordination between the US troops and the ISIL terrorists in Northern Iraq, and said, “The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel al-Mahdi has not taken a firm stance against the US’ meddling and deployment of the US troops in the different Iraqi provinces and cities.”

Karim reiterated that many political alliances have voiced their concern over the US’ interference and its blatant presence in some Iraqi cities as well as meetings between the US officials and some tribesmen and businessmen in Western and Northern Iraq.

In relevant remarks last month, a senior commander of Hashd al-Shaabi in al-Anbar province warned that the US forces are attempting to provoke the Iraqi popular forces into starting war against them.

“The Americans are stirring tensions by spreading rumors of detention of Hashd al-Shaabi forces, bombing their positions or dissolving the group,” Qassem Moslih was quoted as saying by the Kurdish-language Basnews.

He noted that the Americans have lost everything in Iraq and want to provoke Hashd al-Shaabi into war, stressing that the Iraqi popular forces will not be the starter of any war, but they will fight if they come under attack.