Iraq’s popular mobilization forces or the PMF has vowed to respond to an air raid that killed 22 of its members on the Syrian border this week.
The spokesman made the remarks during a funeral ceremony in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Another PMF official said America and Israel know the important role the force plays to cleanse Daesh remnants along the Iraq-Syria border. He added that the message of the airstrike was clear. A Syrian military source accused the United States of conducting the strike. The US has rejected the accusation. US media reports, citing American military sources, suggest Israel was behind the killings. Both Syria and Iraq condemned the air raid. The PMF is an integral part of Iraq’s security forces.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.