US attack on Hashd al-Shaabi aimed at aiding terrorists

US attack on Hashd al-Shaabi aimed at aiding terrorists

Iraqi movement Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq -an offshoot of the Popular Mobilization Units or Hashid al-Shaabi- condemned a recent US airstrike on the Iraqi forces near the border with Syria as an attempt to facilitate the movement of terrorist groups between the two Arab countries.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq said the recent crime against Hashd al-Shaabi forces near the border with Syria was carried out by American and Israeli fighter jets.

The purpose of the strike was to enable terrorist groups to crisscross between Iraq and Syria easily, the statement added.

The statement came after Hashd al-Shaabi said on Monday that it had lost 22 members in a military attack by the fighter jets of the US-led coalition near the Iraq-Syria border.