The head of the Shia Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri:

Shia Badr forces will consider foreign troops that intervene in Mosul battle as enemy

Shia Badr forces will consider foreign troops that intervene in Mosul battle as enemy

The head of the Shia Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri, said on Tuesday (October 5) that his forces will consider any foreign troops that intervene in the battle for Mosul as “enemies” and will treat them as such.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Amiri released a statement regarding the Turkish parliament’s approval of a mandate to extend military actions in Iraq and Syria and accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of taking advantage of sectarianism.

“Mosul will be liberated by all Iraqi factions and we reject the presence of any foreign troops,” Amiri added. “We will look at any foreign troops engaging in the Mosul operation as the enemy and we’ll treat them as Daesh (ISIS).”

Iraq’s Council of Representatives rejected the Turkish parliament’s bill and urged the Iraqi government to take immediate action by calling on the United Nations Security Council and the Arab League for proceedings against the existence of Turkish troops on Iraqi soil.

Turkey’s parliament on October 1 voted overwhelmingly to approve an existing mandate to extend Turkish military actions in Iraq and Syria for another year.

The mandate will allow the army to engage in military activities inside Iraq and Syria against armed groups that Ankara deems to be a threat to Turkey.

The mandate was first approved in October 2014, and was renewed for another year in September 2015. The new mandate will be in effect until October 30, 2017.

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