Loading…

Home iraq US slaps illegal sanctions on senior commander of Iraq’s PMUiraqUSworld US slaps illegal sanctions on senior commander of Iraq’s PMU February 27, 2020 0 views

Twitter
Pinterest
WhatsApp
US slaps illegal sanctions on senior commander of Iraq’s PMU
The US Department of State, as seen in Washington on July 31, 2014.

Yemen-Press The United States has slapped sanctions on a senior commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a group known for its fight against Daesh terrorists in Iraq. 'The Department of State has designated Ahmad al-Hamidawi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224,' the US Department of State said in a statement on Wednesday.

'Today’s designation seeks to deny Hamidawi the resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks. Among other consequences, all of his property and interests that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or hereafter come within the possession or control of US persons, have been blocked, and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with him,' it added.

Washington has accused the PMU of rocket attacks on US military bases in Iraq.

The US also used the allegation as an excuse to assassinate Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani and the PMU’s second-in-command Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at the Baghdad airport in January.

The PMU, better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha'abi, is an organization composed of around 40 factions of volunteer counter-terrorism forces, including mostly Shia Muslims besides Sunni Muslims, Christians and Kurds.

The group’s formation goes back to the summer of 2014, shortly after Daesh, the world’s most notorious Takfiri terror group, showed its face and managed to occupy swathes of territory in Iraq.

The lightning gains made by the foreign-backed terrorists caught the national army of Iraq off guard, pushing government forces to the verge of collapse and leaving the Arab state in disarray.

On June 15 that year, Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani intervened to help rebuild the national army, issuing a fatwa that called on all Iraqi people to join forces with the army in the face of the Daesh threat.

The historic fatwa led to a mass mobilization of popular volunteer forces under the banner of Hashd al-Sha’abi.

The force then rushed to the aid of the army and took the lead in many of the successful anti-terror operations, which ultimately led to the collapse of Daesh territorial rule and the liberation of the entire Iraqi land in December 2017.

Twitter
Pinterest
WhatsApp
Previous articleRussia stresses opposition to return of UNSC sanctions against Iran
amin LEAVE A REPLY Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address!Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

image
×
image
= .hide-if-no-js{display:none !important;} Popular post Harvey Weinstein to face... The verdict in the New York case against Harvey Weinste...

21 dead as targets includ... Eight school facilities have been bombed in Idlib provi...

Video | Yemeni soldiers s... Yemen-Press Watch this video: New Zea... Yemen-Press At least one gunman killed 49 people...

Yemenis say a Saudi drone was shot down by Yemen's air defense near Najran Yemenis say a Saudi drone... Yemen-Press The Air Defenses of Yemeni Army, support...

Saudi forces commit 188 violations in Yemen's Hodeidah within 24 hours Saudi forces commit 188 v... Yemen-Press The Redeployment Coordination Operatio...

Washington Post: Yemen’s War Intensifies, Helping al-Qaeda to Resurrect Its Fortunes Washington Post: Yemen’s... Yemen-Press Washington Post Newspaper reported on Tues...

Images| Mass protest in Y.. Yemen-Press Chief Executive of Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies Mark Dubowitz (File photo) Iran: Dubowitz’s coronavi... Yemen-Press Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Politi...

Yemenis Protest Against the Saudi Aggression and Siege Yemenis Protest Against t... Yemen-Press The Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation, offi...

Harvey Weinstein to face charges in Los Angeles after guilty verdict in New York 27 views 21 dead as targets including schools and nurseries bombed in Idlib 26 views Video | Yemeni soldiers storming positions of Saudi-paid mercenaries in al-Jawf Governorate 20 views Watch this video: New Zealand mosque massacre 12 views Yemenis say a Saudi drone was shot down by Yemen's air defense near Najran 9 views Saudi forces commit 188 violations in Yemen's Hodeidah within 24 hours 8 views Washington Post: Yemen’s War Intensifies, Helping al-Qaeda to Resurrect Its Fortunes 8 views Images| Mass protest in Yemen’s Hajjah province rejecting Trump's deal 8 views Iran: Dubowitz’s coronavirus remarks 'shameful and inhuman' 7 views Yemenis Protest Against the Saudi Aggression and Siege 6 views

Original Article Source: Yemen Press | Published on Thursday, 27 February 2020 12:00 (about 32 days ago)