A member of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces noted that our analysis of the events is that the role of Saudi money and assistance of the American embassy and their treacherous mercenaries in these events is obvious.
Hujjat al-Islam Hashim Abu Khamsin, a senior member of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, noted the latest developments in Iraq, the progress of the Popular Mobilization Forces in the liberation of Fallujah and the latest plots launched by Saudi Arabia and the United States against Iraq.
He referred to the recent unrest in Iraq, explaining that recently two major events occurred in Iraq – the explosion in the al-Karradah district of Baghdad on July 3rd and another blast near the shrine of Sayyid Muhammad ibn Hadi in Balad on July 7th – were carried out as revenge attacks and were blatant violations against the people and government of Iraq.
The Iraqi scholar stressed that these acts were not brave or fair. “The enemies killed almost 300 Iraqis in an attack on al-Karradah and only four days prior, they attacked the Sayyid Muhammad ibn Hadi, one of the most holy shrines in Iraq for both Shi’as and Sunnis,” he said.
Hujjat al-Islam Abu Khamsin explained that these two bomb attacks were ISIL’s reactions to being forced to flee Fallujah.
His Eminence said that when bombing the Holy Shrine of Sayyid Muhammad, the three terrorists first tried to enter the shrine by shooting at pilgrims, who were celebrating Eid al-Fitr, but security forces prevented two of them and after shooting a few security forces, one individual was able to enter the shrine and blow himself up.
He added that the Popular Mobilization Forces reached the Holy Shine approximately three hours after the attack. The terrorists had launched mortal attacks from the homes of our Sunni brothers which surround the holy shrine. This region is among the areas that the Popular Mobilization Forces had given permission for the residents to return.
Hujjat al-Islam Abu Khamsin referred to the involvement of the United States and Saudi Arabia in the recent attacks, saying that our analysis of the events is that the role of Saudi money and assistance of the American embassy and their treacherous mercenaries in these events is obvious.
The Iraqi fighter said that the attack was a message of revenge and punishment from ISIL to the Iraqi government because the Iraqi government rejected the demands of the Saudi and American embassies over the liberation of Fallujah and their concerns over the advances of the Popular Mobilization Forces there.
“Therefore, the terrorists fled Fallujah secretly and with the assistance of the American and Saudi embassies, they launched bomb attacks as revenge against the Iraqi government,” he argued.