An Iraqi politician says his country is in war with terrorist groups supported by the Saudi Arabia and Israeli regime.
“The Iraqi army is in an open war with terrorists. Saudi Arabia has been sending in weapons as well as terrorists,” Mohammed Alauqili, from the State of Law Coalition said in an interview with Press TV.
Iraqi security forces have been fighting militants from al-Qaeda-linked group the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq’s western Anbar Province over the past two months.
“The ISIL militants have also been using small weapons that appear to be Israeli,” the Iraqi politician also said.
Alauqili also noted that Iraq’s border with Saudi Arabia has been the main route for the flow of weapons to the ISIL terrorists.
“The ISIL is trying to wage war in different cities in efforts to break the army apart. Israel is helping them,” he added.
Violence erupted in Anbar last December when security forces cleared a protest camp in Ramadi. Iraqi authorities said the camp had been used as “headquarters for the leadership of al-Qaeda.”
Iraqi troops backed by local Sunni tribesmen are fighting the al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in the Anbar Province.
The bloodshed later spread to Fallujah and the militants moved in and seized the city and parts of Ramadi.
According to the United Nations, over 370,000 people may have been displaced by the deadly violence in Anbar.