Qais Khazali, Secretary-General of the Iraqi Shiite "Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq" militia, vowed that the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) would participate in the battle to liberate Mosul "in vengeance against the slayers of Hussein." Speaking on the Iraqi Al-Ahd TV channel on October 7, Khazali said that the youth were going to the battlefronts "to fight the filthiest of the creations of Allah."
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Qais Khazali: "In this day and age, when our youth, in the prime of life, without regard for their own lives, for their families, their children, or their wives, set out for the battlefronts, to fight the filthiest of the creations of Allah, they are fighting out of love for [Imam] Hussein. When they fight, they are killing the enemies of Hussein. The enemies of Hussein are the enemies of the Messenger of Allah. They are the enemies of humanity."
"Dear brothers, the Popular Mobilization Units must participate in the liberation of Mosul. But this is old news. The Popular Mobilization Units will participate in it. We are not asking for anyone's permission. The PMU will participate in the battle for the liberation of Mosul."
"With the help of Allah, the liberation of Mosul will set the ground for the State of Divine Justice. Allah willing, the liberation of Mosul will be in vengeance against the slayers of Hussein, because these are the offspring of their forefathers [who killed Hussein]."