The use of US sniper rifles by Daesh terrorists in Iraq demonstrates US involvement in the crisis in the Arab country.
“Daesh is using modern large-size sniper rifles to attack security forces from various directions, which should conduct a thorough investigation to explain how these weapons got into the hands of terrorists,” the head of the Union of Muslim Academics in the eastern province of Diyala, Yabar Al-Mamuri, said Thursday.
In an interview with local news agency Al-Maluma, he stressed that this case “does not rule out the participation of the United States in the financing of Daesh sleeper cells to create chaos” and insecurity, especially in the areas freed to carry out their plans.
“US helps Daesh to attack Iraq and favor Israel”
Al-Mamuri denounced that a large number of members of the security forces, of the Iraqi People’s Mobilization Units (Al-Hashad Al-Shabi, in Arabic) and civilians have been victims of Daesh sniper operations in Diyala in recent months.
It is “a dangerous signal to which we must pay attention, especially since the bloodshed has not stopped at present due to the repeated sniper operations that are concentrated in specific areas,” he added.
Al-Mamuri noted that the sniper case is not limited to Diyala, but to other provinces, and has become a strategy adopted by the Daesh terrorist group.
In December 2017, the Iraqi government ended the fight against this terrorist group, after regaining control of all the territories that this gang had occupied by mid-2014.
However, Daesh has inactive nuclei in the northern, eastern and southern regions of Iraq and has recently begun unprecedented activities, especially in the provinces of Kirkuk (north), Salah al-Din (center), Diyala (east) and Al-Anbar.
As the terrorist threat has increased, the Iraqi Army, together with the forces of Al-Hashad Al-Shabi, has launched major offensives against the sleeper cells of Daesh and has cleared several areas of the presence of extremists.
Iraq is pointing the finger at the US for the increased activity of Daesh. In fact, he denounces that Washington is helping these terrorists to carry out attacks in Iraq, with the aim of destabilizing the Arab country and justifying the “illegal” military presence of US troops in Iraqi territory.
by Basit Abbasi – GBN