TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement strongly condemned US attacks on Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).
In a statement on Monday, Hezbollah slammed the US for attacking the positions of popular groups in Iraq that have helped it defeat the Daesh terror group.
It further called the strikes a blatant attack on Iraqi sovereignty, security, and stability.
Iraqi President Barham Salih on Sunday condemned the attacks as the death toll from the air raids reached more than two dozen.
Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, also said that Adel Abdul-Mahdi, currently Iraq’s caretaker prime minister, has voiced his opposition to the attacks in a message to US Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
“Bombing PMU bases is a dangerous aggravation which endangers the security of Iraq and the region,” Iraqi media sources cited Abdul-Mahdi as saying.
The premier also reportedly ordered Iraq’s Joint Operations Command (JOC) to not allow any air or land-based operations to take place in the country without the government’s approval.
Earlier on Sunday, US forces conducted drone strikes on a number of Kata’ib Hezbollah bases in Iraq’s western Anbar province, killing at least 25 individuals and leaving another 51 injured, according to the PMU.
Following the strikes, the Pentagon issued a statement saying that it had targeted three locations of the Iraqi fighters in Iraq and two in Syria in response to alleged attacks targeting American forces.