RNA - "The US has transferred over 1,000 terrorists from Syria to Iraq and it wants to foment chaos and change the equations by using the ISIL card and fomenting insecurity in the Western cities of Iraq," Karim Aliwi told the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website on Monday.
He added that the terrorists have entered Iraq via the bordering areas of Syria along with their family members to conceal their true identities.
Aliwi warned that Washington is transferring its ringleaders and members to Iraq in a bid to save the ISIL terrorists group from the quagmire of Syria.
An Iraqi security expert revealed last year that the US relocated the ISIL terrorists to Iraq from Syria through heliborne operations in cooperation with its allied militants in a bid to prolong its military presence in Iraq.
"The military reinforcement along the borders with Syria is futile because the ISIL terrorists in a blatant show are surrendering themselves to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Eastern Syria and they are being relocated to Iraq on Chinook and Apache helicopters," the Arabic-language al-Maloumeh News website quoted Kazzem al-Haj as saying.
According to Fars News Agency, he pointed to the US plan to continue its military presence in Iraq with the help of the ISIL terrorists and the Syria Democratic Forces, and said that it is astonishing that the ISIL terrorists only surrender themselves to the SDF and not to any other force.
Al-Haj, meantime, underlined that the US-controlled military bases are only safe havens for the ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria, and warned that the presence of the ISIL terrorists in Iraq is like a time bomb that the US will be able to explode at anytime and anywhere inside Iraq.