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Iraq, Baghdad coordinates with Kurdistan on attacks on the US

Baghdad issued an arrest warrant for the Shiite militia leader Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) in the area from which six rockets were fired at US forces at Erbil airport. Al-Kadhimi and Barzani coordinate against destabilizing attacks

The Iraqi government has issued an arrest warrant for the Shiite militia leader Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) in the area from which six rockets were fired at Erbil international airport. The initiative was taken by Baghdad after a telephone conversation between Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and his Kurdish counterpart, Masrour Barzani, in which a common line of response was established against the attacks on US forces in the Middle Eastern country. This after not only the event in the city in the north, but also at the embassy in the capital (repeatedly). It is no coincidence that Washington has threatened to close the diplomatic mission if effective measures are not taken. The two heads of government, in fact, have also established that Peshmerga, ISF and PMF will have to learn to coordinate to avoid repetition of destabilizing acts by groups or individual saboteurs, such as the latests attacks.

The ISF announce that they have captured the material responsible for the attacks in Erbil and the US embassy in Baghdad. Washington threatens reactions, while Al-Sadr fears an internal war between Shiites

Meanwhile, the ISF have announced that they have captured the material responsible for the attacks on the airport in Erbil and the US embassy, ​​in addition to those arrested in recent days. A spokesperson for the Joint Command added that thorough investigations are underway, but declined to provide any other details. Furthermore, he stressed that the Iraqi armed forces are ready to use force against anyone who targets diplomatic missions and that “we will not tolerate anyone who damages the security” of the nation. The US has also reacted harshly, stressing that it will not take the attacks on its forces in Iraq lightly and that it will not hesitate to intervene if necessary. Even the Shiite imam Moqtada al-Sadr, always hostile to the foreign presence in the Middle Eastern nation, intervened to condemn the actions, saying that someone is trying to fuel an internal war between Shiites.

Meanwhile, attacks on logistic convoys for the US military continue. According to analysts, this is all part of Iran’s new strategy in response to sanctions, aimed at maintaining pressure on the “enemy” and issuing a warning using little local groups, formed ad hoc

Instead, the attacks in Iraq against the logistic convoys of Inherent Resolve (USA in particular) continue on a daily basis. In the past few hours there have been two in Diwaniya in the same day. Formally it is the work of unknown terrorist acronyms, small local groups opposed to the presence of foreign “occupiers”. Analysts, however, believe that Iran is behind this campaign and also the attacks on Erbil and the US embassy. The strategy is simple: maintain a high pressure on the “enemy”, placing the blame on others. Al-Qaeda and Isis were once used. Recently, however, Tehran has created small units disguised as independent groups, trained, financed and equipped by its own agents on the ground. They also coordinate operations based on a list of targets to hit. It is the response to US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, as well as a warning to Washington.

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