IRAQ'S AL-MUKHTAR TO HIT US WITH THOUSANDS OF SUICIDE ATTACKS IF IT ATTACKS SYRIA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Sept 9 - Leader of Iraqs Jaysh Al-Mukhtar (Al-Mukhtar army), Sheikh Wathiq al-Battat, vowed to target Washington's interests in Iraq and the Persian Gulf region, by thousands of martyrdom-seeking (suicide) operations, if the US attacks Syria.Speaking to FNA in Baghdad on Sunday, Sheikh Al-Battat said that his group has "23,000 fully-trained and equipped martyrdom-seeking forces, who can blow the US interests in Iraq and the Persian Gulf at any time, if the US commits such a stupid act."Sheikh Al-Battat warned against any adventurism against the Syrian nation, and reiterated that the US will not be immune from the martyrdom-seeking operations of his warriors.He saw the US and Israel as the main losers of any possible military strike on Syria, and said, “Taking into account the Islamic and Arab awakening movements, as well as, the (regional) nations' transparent stance, on their confrontation against any possible US military strike on Syria, the United States and the Zionist (Israeli) regime will be definitely defeated” if they open war on Syria.
Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Osama Nujaifi, also warned of the dangerous situation in Syria, and stressed that all political groups in his country are opposed to a military strike on the Muslim country."We have come to an agreement with all political leaders in Iraq to oppose any military attack against Syria," Nujaifi told reporters in Baghdad today.He described the situation in Syria as dangerous, and underlined the necessity for a political settlement of the Syrian crisis."Military act will have no benefit for the region, and these are the Syrian people who should decide about their political future," Nujaifi underlined.
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