West Seeking to Save Terrorists in Iraq: Hezbollah Al-Nujaba Chief
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The secretary general of Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a major Iraqi Shiite resistance movement fighting terrorist groups, warned Baghdad about Western attempts to save terrorists under the pretext of defending human rights.
Speaking at a meeting with Iraqi Minister of Justice Haidar Al Zamily in Baghdad, Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi stressed the need for the execution of Takfiri terrorists condemned to death in the Arab country regardless of pressures from “Western mercenary institutions”.
The cleric further cautioned against some secret deals to let detained terrorists escape from the country and said foiling “the sinister plot” is the responsibility of Iraq’s security and judicial organizations.
The Iraqi minister, for his part, underlined the need for legal action to deal with those who jeopardize Iraq’s national security and hailed the major role of the Hezbollah al-Nujaba in the fight against Takfiri terrorism.
On November 19, Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists were flushed out of their last stronghold in Syria’s Al-Bukamal. The city’s liberation marked an end to the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate it had declared in 2014.
Daesh militants made swift advances in northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing large areas of Syria.
But the timely support by Iran helped Syria and Iraq fight off Daesh. In addition, formation of military units by volunteers in Iraq, known as Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Units, blunted the edge of Daesh offensive and later made the terror group withdraw from much of the territories it had occupied.