RNA – Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Hashim al-Haydari, an Iraqi cleric and the head of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq, issued a statement on a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base.
American officials say an “American civilian contractor” has been killed in, what they describe as, a rocket attack targeting an Iraqi military base housing American and Iraqi forces in the Arab country’s north.
Reuters cited the officials as saying that the alleged fatality had been caused on Friday, December 27 at the outpost, which is located near the city of Kirkuk.
Several American service members and Iraqi personnel were also wounded in the reported incident, the agency added, citing a American-led military coalition, which has stationed itself in Iraq under the pretext of fighting the Takfiri terror group, Daesh.
The following is a statement from Hujjat al-Islam al-Haydari on the issue:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
“So should anyone aggress against you, assail him in the manner he assailed you, and be wary of God, and know that God is with the Godwary.” [The Holy Quran, 2:194]
Most disrespectful is the arrogant American presence on a land that is not theirs, and in spite of that, they bomb, kill and attack the official sacred Popular Mobilization Forces, justifying their aggression and then flaunting before the public their admission of committing this heinous crime.
Yes, when the Iraqi government and the Iraqi armed forces do not respond to Israel’s bombing of the Popular Mobilization Forces’ offices several months ago, the enemies will dare to take further steps.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces must take bold measures in the national interest to protect the blood of Iraqis and achieve full sovereignty for Iraq. The Council of Representatives must rise up with a national unified legal uprising that would end the sinister American presence on the homeland.
It would be suitable if the innocent peaceful protesters’ would unite their voices against the unjust American presence perched on the land of Iraq.
The correct patriotism is aiming the nozzles, voices and pens against the true enemies of the homeland.
The United States’ aggression against the Popular Mobilization Forces is one of a series of episodes of the American “Joker” conspiracies against Iraq.
God-willing, the brave from amongst the sons of Iraq will shake the earth under the feet of every arrogant and unjust.
Sayyid Hashim al-Haydari
December 29, 2019
Rasa News Agency