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Iraqi resistance: Kurdistan PM training militants with Israeli support

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Prime Minister Masrour Barzani

Iraq’s resistance groups say the Kurdistan region’s prime minister Masrour Barzani is training armed militias with "Israeli support" to create chaos and disorder in the country, media research institute Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports.

The Coordination Committee of the Shia Resistance Axis, which represents Iraq's resistance groups, warned Kurdistan authorities that their "malicious pursuit, and the fire they are trying to ignite, will come back on them and burn them before it hurts others, and they will only suffer disappointment and loss".

“We have monitored training operations for armed groups in the Kurdistan region of Iraq under the auspices of Masrour Barzani, as well as suspicious movements from internal tools to foreign agents, aimed at spreading chaos, disorder, and sabotage, and tearing the unity of the Iraqi people, and the social fabric, with clear Zionist fingerprints," the committee said.

"The Iraqi resistance declares its permanent standing with the unity of its dear people, who will remain coherent and strong bypassing all means of exclusion and marginalization," MEMO quoted the panel as saying. 

Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party accused the committee of “trying to mislead public opinion and drag the country into dangerous mazes".

However, Harakat Hezbollah Nujaba, a major Iraqi resistance group, threatened earlier this month to target Israeli positions and United States’ military bases in Kurdistan.

Akram al-Kaabi, the founder and secretary-general of the movement, said by hosting US military bases and Mossad centers, leaders of the Iraqi Kurdistan region were not only compromising the security of the north-based Iraqi people, but had also turned the areas that were being occupied by the American forces and Israeli spies “into a legitimate target for Iraqi resistance groups".

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