Khazali Holds "Israel" Responsible For the Latest Attack on the Popular Mobilization Forces

Leader of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais Khazali criticizes the government's silence towards repeated attacks.

  • Khazali: Israeli planes cannot violate Iraqi sovereignty without American approval.
    Khazali: Israeli planes cannot violate Iraqi sovereignty without American approval.

The leader of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais Khazali, held "Israel" responsible for attacking locations that belong to the Popular Mobilization Forces in the city of al-Qa'im on the border strip between Iraq and Syria. 

Khazali tweeted that if Washington was not responsible for targeting the PMF, this means "Israel" is responsible, hinting that Israeli planes cannot violate Iraqi sovereignty without American approval.

The government's silence towards the repeated attacks was also criticized, with Khazali disclosing that the Iraqi government's failure to purchase an air defense system raises many questions about possible motives.

He also pointed out that the US' denial of the recent violation of Iraqi sovereignty does not absolve it of responsibility, since the US is actually responsible for the Iraqi airspace.

Iraqi sources confirmed to Al Mayadeen that an air raid on the Iraqi-Syrian border strip targeted two cars, without resulting in casualties.

In a tweet, the military spokesperson for the international coalition Wayne Marotto denied the coalition's link with the airstrikes on Al-Bukamal.