US forces trying to overstay in Iraq under advisory mission excuse: PMU official

US forces trying to overstay in Iraq under advisory mission excuse: PMU official

A member of the political bureau of Iraq’s anti-terror Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq group, which is part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi, says Washington is trying to prolong the military presence of US-led forces in Iraq under the excuse of an advisory role.

“The United States is seeking to continue its presence in Iraq under the pretext of what it calls a training and advisory role. Resistance fighters will continue their struggle as long as American occupation troops are present on the Iraqi soil,” Ahmed Abdel-Hussein said in an interview with Arabic-language al-Maalomah news agency on Thursday.

Abdul-Hussein said, “The [US President Joe] Biden administration is looking to extend the presence of US forces in Iraq,” adding that there are no categorical assurances from Washington that the forces will pull out of Iraq.

The PMU official pointed out that the United States is engaged in hidden agendas in order to keep…

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