Top U.S. General: Iran-Backed Militias in Iraq a Threat to U.S. Forces

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Source: Breitbart 

Some factions from the Baghdad-sanctioned umbrella organization for mainly Tehran-allied Shiite militia groups known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are helping Iran expand its nefarious activities in Iraq, a top U.S. Department of State (DOS) official indicated this week.

His remarks echoed the U.S. general tapped to command American forces in the Middle East.

During his confirmation hearing last week, Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., the new chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), McKenzie told lawmakers that some PMF factions — namely Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) — are not entirely under the control of the Iraqi government and are working directly for Iran.

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