• US jets make landings on Daesh-held territory in Iraq: PMU

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) says it is in possession of evidence showing that American aircraft have made flights to territory controlled by Daesh, possibly indicating secret interactions between the United States and the terrorist group.

According to Press TV, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the PMU’s second-in-command, said during a press conference in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Friday that there was evidence to prove American aircraft had made landings on Daesh-occupied territory in Iraq.

He did not provide more details but seemed to suggest that the US was in some form of cooperation with Daesh on Iraqi territory.

Elsewhere in his comments, Muhandis touched on the situation in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, saying it is encircled by the Iraqi forces, who he said were now awaiting Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s order to launch the liberation operation.

Last month, Iraqi forces fully recaptured the city of Mosul, Daesh’s de facto capital in the Arab country.

The Iraqi commander also provided information on the PMU’s role in counter-terrorism operations in neighboring Syria, explaining that the group had not advanced into Syrian territory but had rather targeted Daesh positions there with artillery and missile attacks.


Aug 12, 2017 12:31 UTC