Shafaq News / the "Al-Abdal" movement, one of the armed groups in Iraq, threatened to target foreign forces in Iraq, in case it refuses to withdraw from all Iraqi territories, according to the House of Representatives decision
deputy secretary general of al- Abdal Movement, Kamal al-Hasnawi, told Shafaq News agency, "The resistance groups gave the government of Mustafa Al-Kadhimi a deadline, to implement what was agreed upon before to remove all foreign forces from Iraq."
Al-Hasnawi said, " Al-Kadhimi's government failed to withdraw the foreign forces, so we will push the resistance groups to target those forces as “occupation forces”, and arms of the resistance is ready to expel those forces," explaining, "These groups have the potential to succeed in this mission, but we wait of What Al-Kadhimi government will do. "
At the end of 2011, the American forces left Iraq completely, after an eight-year occupation following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003.
Those forces returned in 2014 in about 5 thousand American soldiers in separate military bases, within the international coalition when ISIS took control on a third of the country’s area, upon request of the government headed by Nouri al-Mailki at the time.
On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted, by majority, to end the foreign military presence on the country’s territories,after the killing of the Iranian Commander Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in a US air strike near Baghdad International Airport.