BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – An official from Hashd Al-Sha’abi reportedly stated this weekend that the U.S. Armed Forces inside Iraq must withdraw or else face future repercussions.
The Hashd Al-Sha’abi official, Mu’in Al-Kazhimi, was quoted by Baghdad Today as saying that Iraq has reached stability and does not need the U.S. Armed Forces inside the country.
“The attempt to expand and stay in Iraq by the U.S. is unacceptable, coupling with the fact that they are making Iraq a danger to their neighbors,” the official said.
He would then issue a stern warning to U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that America’s fears of casualties at the hands of Hashd Al-Shaabi will hurt the former’s candidacy.
“The Americans are concerned of casualties because of Hashd Al-Sha’abi and the resistance forces,” he said, adding “these losses will affect the future of Donald Trump, especially because he is heading into a new presidential election.”
While some Hashd Al-Sha’abi units work with the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq, the Iranian-backed groups remain hostile to the Americans and refuse to cooperate.