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Iraq, a new group of terrorists arrives: Jund al-Imam al-Hujja

The terrorists of Jund al-Imam al-Hujja appear in Iraq. In a video they threaten to attack all US military and civilian bases, if American personnel won’t leave the country. Furthermore, they claim to follow the “strategy” of Ayatollah Muhammed Muhammed Sadiq al-Sadr, Muqtada’s grandfather

A new terrorist group appears in Iraq, called Jund al-Imam al-Hujja. They shot a video, addressed to US president Donald Trump, in which they threaten attacks against troops and civilians if they do not leave the country. “We promise to attack every single US civilian and military base in Iraq if trump does not withdraw them – reports Rudaw -. US soldiers are invaders and we will not stop until we have expelled them “. Moreover, they accuse the “enemies” of having targeted their bases in the nation. This probably in relation to the recent anonymous raid against the PMF, whose paternity, however, has been denied by the American forces. Finally, they claim to follow the “strategy” of Ayatollah Muhammed Muhammed Sadiq al-Sadr, whose photos are seen behind them in the video. The cleric was the grandfather of the famous Shiite imam Muqtada al-Sadr.

The inspirer of the jihadists was the head of Dawa, a pro-Iranian group that fought the Sunnis and the Westerners, but which since years has become a political party. Therefore, probably, the organization has reactivated the armed nucleus in an anti-US key

To understand who the terrorists of Jund al-Imam al-Hujja could be, we need to take a step back and analyze their speech. The jihadists say they follow the dictates of Muhammed Muhammed Sadiq al-Sadr, who was head of the al-Dawa, a pro-Iran formation that fought the Sunnis as well as the secularist and socialist tendencies that were emerging in Iraq. The group was responsible for several attacks against both Saddam Hussein’s regime and Western targets. In fact, it was considered a terrorist organization serving Tehran. Then, the armed wing broke up and the group entered into politics, where it still remains. It is likely, therefore, that recently this has been reactivated in an anti-US function. This for two reasons: first of all in response to growing US pressures and limitations on Iran, due to the breakdown of the nuclear agreement (JCPOA). Furthermore, the Shiite Republic does not want Iraq to become a Sunni theocracy.

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