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The aggression of Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) sympathizers against the US embassy in Baghdad has brought tension to the stars. Not just in Iraq, but across the Middle East. There is an exchange of threats between Trump and Iran, while the diplomatic HQ strengthens security
Tension in Iraq and throughout the Middle East, following the Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) sympathizers attack against the US embassy in Baghdad, is skyrocketing. On the one hand, there is the exchange of threats between the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and the leaders of Iran, considered the instigator of the aggression. On the other, there are activities on the “ground” that could bring an escalation. Also because in all likelihood, the Inherent Resolve military will still hit the jihadists of Kataib Hezbollah, part of the PMF, to block their ability to conduct attacks on the Coalition bases in the nation. This will certainly trigger new reprisals from these. Not surprisingly, numerous Marines and Apache helicopters have strengthened the security disposal to protect the embassy. In addition, sensors have been activated to prevent possible threats and rescue teams have been set up in case of hostages.
There are also fears of “false flag” attacks by Isis. Increased 360 degree pressure on the Islamic State to prevent possible threats
There are also fears that Isis may take advantage of the ongoing crisis to carry out attacks in Iraq against local or international targets, pretending it is the work of others. It has already happened, in fact, that militants of the Islamic State, simulating being military or policemen, hit in the country. In addition, Daesh has repeatedly attempted to carry out attacks on demonstrators in Baghdad. As a result, there is maximum attention from the ISF and the Coalition to possible signs in this regard. Operation Victory Will increased the pressure on terrorists in all the areas involved, from Samarra to Anbar, passing through Diyala, Nineveh and Salahuddin. The Falcon Cell is doing “overtime” to identify all sources of imminent danger and intelligence works 360 degrees to detect any contacts between fundamentalists and Shiite militias.