A major Iraqi resistance group has announced it will scale down its attacks on US military bases in the Arab country until a ceasefire holds in Gaza between Palestinian resistance forces and the Israeli regime.
The Kata’ib Hezbollah said in a statement late on Saturday that attacks on US forces in Iraq will decrease during a four-day ceasefire in Gaza that started early on Friday.
Kata’ib’s spokesman Abu Hussein al- Hamidawi said, however, that US military forces will remain a target for resistance forces in Iraq as long as Washington maintains its military presence in the country.
“This confrontation will not stop as long as Iraq is not liberated and this is a decision we will not withdraw from no matter how much deaths it will cause,” said Hamidawi.
Kata'ib Hezbollah is part of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), an umbrella group of paramilitary forces that has been recognized by the government t in Baghdad as a legitimate force to defend the country against security threats, especially those caused by terrorist groups.
Kata'ib has joined a regional drive in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon to target US and Israeli interests in the region since Israel launched a full-scale invasion on the Gaza Strip in early October with direct support from the US.
It has warned of an escalation in attacks on US forces in Iraq if Israel continues with its brutal aggression on Gaza.
Iraqi resistance forces have launched more than 60 attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria since the start of the Gaza war.
The US has responded by carrying out two series of attacks on resistance forces in Iraq and three others on their peers in Syria over the past weeks.
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