BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:16 A.M.) – Jafar al-Hosseini, a spokesman and senior commander of Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah militia group, has said that it will target US forces after ISIS are defeated if they do not leave Iraq.
“If the US forces refrain from leaving the Iraqi territories after annihilation of the ISIL terrorist group, the Islamic resistance of Iraq will target them,” al-Hosseini told the Islamic republic news agency on Tuesday.
He then went onto highlight how the US has protected and supported ISIS.
His remarks came after a senior Popular Mobilization Units commander disclosed that the US troops have helped ISIS chief commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi escape the western part of the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq, Fars News reported.
“The US forces have paved the way for ISIL [ISIS] leader (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) to flee from Western Mosul to al-Qayravan region,” the Arabic-language al-Sumeria TV quoted Javad al-Tayebavi as saying earlier this month.
“Our intelligence unit has confirmed that al-Baghdadi is moving between al-Qayravan and al-Hazar region in Southern Mosul,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kata’ib Hezbollah created a unit with the aim of liberating the occupied Golan Heights from Israel and return its sovereignty back to Syria, as reported by Al-Masdar News.
“After recent victories (in Syria), we have established the Golan Liberation Brigade,” al-Moussavi, the Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba movement’s spokesman, said at a press conference, as quoted by the Tasnim News Agency.
He added that “if the Syrian government requests, we are ready to take actions to liberate Golan.”