Iraq PM, military slam US raids on Syria border as ‘flagrant violation’ of sovereignty

Baghdad - US air strikes killed militia fighters.

By AFP, Reuters

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Published: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1:48 PM

Last updated: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 2:03 PM

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhemi on Monday condemned an overnight US air strike against Iran-backed armed groups which a monitor said killed at least seven fighters.

“We condemn the US air attack that targeted a site last night on the Iraqi-Syrian border, which represents a blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security,” said a statement from his office.

Iraq’s military spokesman also condemned the strikes against militia targets on the border with Syria as a 'breach of sovereignty' in a rare criticism of US military action.

Yehia Rasool, who published the remarks on his Twitter account, was referring to air strikes that killed at least four Iran-aligned paramilitary fighters.

The US military, which leads an international coalition in Iraq, works closely with the Iraqi military in fighting remnants of Daesh group.


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