IP - Iraq Armed Forces has denounced the recent US strikes against sites and facilities of the Iraqi army and anti-terror groups as unacceptable, an act of aggression, and a blatant violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

Iran Press/ West Asia: Yahya Rasoul, spokesman for the commander-in-chief of Iraq’s Armed Forces made the statement on Wednesday after the US targeted with missiles several sites in western Iraq, including al-Qa’im town near the Syrian border, as well as Jurf al-Nasr town in the southwest of Baghdad.

The military sites and facilities belonged to Iraq’s Armed Forces and anti-terror Iraqi resistance groups, including pro-government groups called as Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, and Katai’b Hezbollah.

“In a clear determination to harm security and stability in Iraq, the United States has resumed carrying out airstrikes against the locations of Iraqi military units from the army and the Popular Mobilization Forces, in the areas of Jurf al-Nasr and al-Qa’im,” Rasoul wrote.

“This unacceptable act … blatantly violates Iraq's sovereignty, and contributes to an irresponsible escalation.”

The spokesman for the commander-in-chief of Iraq’s Armed Forces stressed that Baghdad will treat these operations as acts of aggression and take necessary actions to preserve the lives and dignity of Iraqis on their land.

“We call on the international community to fulfill its responsibility in supporting peace and security, preventing all violations threatening Iraq's stability and sovereignty,” he added.

During the latest US aggression, two people were reportedly killed and two wounded in the bombardments in al-Qa’im town.

In response to US attacks, Iraqi resistance forces targeted a US-occupied military facility in neighboring Syria and Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, vowing to continue their operations against the occupation military bases.


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