Head of Iraq’s Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri warned that his forces will strike and destroy Turkey’s aggressive troops deployed in Northern Iraq.
“The Iraqi popular and security forces can raze the Turkish troops from the face of the earth completely,” Ameri said on Sunday.
He referred to the rallies held by the Iraqi citizens in Baghdad in recent days to condemn the presence of Turkish forces in their country, and said, “The Iraqi people’s rallies mean their support for the government’s action to force out the Turkish forces and end the violation of the country’s sovereignty.”
Ameri’s warning came after Turkey refused to withdraw its battalion of hundreds of soldiers dispatched to an area near the city of Mosul in Nineveh province on the pretext of providing military training to the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.
Also on Friday, the Iraqi volunteer forces reiterated that the presence of foreign forces in Iraq is regarded as an act of aggression, and said the Iraqi government should take the necessary measures to expel the Turkish troops and “if these forces do not leave Iraq, they will see the harsh reaction of the Iraqi popular forces”.
In relevant remarks last Monday, Ameri also warned that his forces are fully prepared to launch strikes at the US military bases and Turkish troops in Iraq.
He pointed to Turkey’s interferences in Iraq, and said, “The Turkish government should know that we will destroy all its tanks if it does not withdraw from the city of Mosul.”