Mar 31, 2020 23:05 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2020 01:59 Asia/Tehran]
  • US fighters patrol over Baghdad
    US fighters patrol over Baghdad

US fighter jets have intensified their suspicious and reconnaissance flights over the skies of Baghdad in recent days.

Iran PressMiddle East: The skies of Baghdad and many areas in eastern, southern, central and western Iraq have witnessed a widespread and continuous flight of American fighter jets, helicopters and drones in recent days.

This is while Iraqi Caretaker Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, in his remarks on 30 March released to Iraqi media, noted that he was concerned about reports of unauthorized flights near Iraqi military bases.

The caretaker prime minister has not spoken out about these illegal flights and their possible purposes.

He also warned of what he called a "retaliatory military action without permission" in his country and condemned it in advance.

Abdul-Mahdi has said that unauthorized military action is a threat to the security of citizens and a violation of the sovereignty and highest interests of the country.

The Iraqi official has noted that he will take all necessary measures to prevent such actions and prosecute those behind the events.

Following the US assassinated Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis on Iraqi soil, the expulsion of US troops from Iraq has become one of the most important demands of large numbers of Iraqi people and groups and consequently, the Iraqi parliament also approved the bill to expel the US troops.

Many Iraqi figures and parliamentary factions have been long demanding the withdrawal of US troops from the country, specifically following a series of unclaimed airstrikes on PMF forces.

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