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Jan 04, 2022
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Shi'ite Militia Leader Sheikh Akram Al-Kaabi: We Will Drive U.S. Forces Out Of Iraq Militarily; They Will Be Forced Out In Coffins

#9296 | 01:23
Source: Al-Ahd TV (Iraq)

Sheikh Akram Al-Kaabi, the Secretary-General of the Al-Nujaba Movement, an Iraqi Shi'ite militia, said in a public address that aired on Al-Ahd TV (Iraq) on January 4, 2022 that the American forces can only be driven out of Iraq with military force, and that the Shi'ite militias will force them out of Iraq in coffins. Sheikh Al-Kaabi added that any "foolish act" on the part of the United States will cause the militias to target American forces wherever they are, even in military bases outside of Iraq.

Akram Al-Kaabi: "Our stance with regard to the [American] occupation is firm and predetermined. This extension will not be followed by another extension, and not even a tahdia (lull) or hudna (truce). The one and only option is to drive them out militarily — to force them out in coffins.

"As for the attempts to make us more flexible or to intimidate us by attacking us — we say to them that the attacks of the resistance will not cease from now on, and the reaction to any reaction [by U.S. forces] will be even harsher. Any foolish act from your side will be followed by extending the scope of [our] attacks.

"We will reach you anywhere you may be, both inside and outside Iraq, especially in the countries that collaborate with you, where your bases are found. We will go after you wherever you may be. Your threats will never scare us. We all follow Hussein's path, we are seeking martyrdom."

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