Iraqi Militia Vows to Back Hizbullah in War with Israel


The head of the powerful Iraqi militia Harakat al-Nujaba pledged on Tuesday to stand alongside its Lebanese ally Hizbullah if a new war breaks out with Israel.

Harakat al-Nujaba and Hizbullah have fought side-by-side to bolster Syrian government troops since 2013, most prominently against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria.

On Tuesday, the movement's secretary general Akram al-Kaabi visited the tomb of top Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyeh to commemorate the 10 years since his death.

"We in the Iraqi resistance stand with Hizbullah, and we will stand with Hizbullah in any Israeli attack or action against it," Kaabi said.

He pledged to fight "with Hizbullah in a single row, on a single front, just as we stood with them on a single front in Iraq or Syria."

Kaabi spoke in Beirut's southern suburbs, where Hizbullah has a strong support base.

Both Harakat al-Nujaba and Hizbullah are backed by Iran. They fought alongside Syrian government troops and other allied militia to oust IS from key cities in eastern Syria last year, including Albu Kamal.

Hizbullah has also dispatched top commanders and advisers to Iraq to help the paramilitary Hashed al-Shaabi force.

In June, Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that hundreds of thousands of Arab and Muslim fighters would be ready to fight against Israel if it waged a new attack.

It "would open the door for hundreds of thousands of fighters from all around the Arab and Islamic world to participate in this fight -- from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan," he said.

Kaabi is the second top Iraqi militia leader in recent months to come to Lebanon in a show of support to Hizbullah.

Senior Hashed commander Qais al-Khazali, who heads the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, visited southern Lebanon in December.

Comments 8
Thumb s.o.s 13 February 2018, 19:42

Terrorists aiding each other, a parternship and cooperation as witnessed between Isis and Hizbolat, Al Qaeda and the Pasdaran, &c. It’s very important that the West coalition forces seals the Syrian Iraqi border, because this Shia crescent would be Lebanon’s ruination, catastrophe, doom.

Thumb Mystic 14 February 2018, 09:57

Men of honor will always stand by each other against zionists and their salafi slaves.

Thumb galaxy 14 February 2018, 10:57

iranian scum

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 13 February 2018, 20:05

best iranian militia, ever!

Thumb s.o.s 13 February 2018, 21:32

Sign me up for an M16 or a dragunov. The terrorists will be put down.

Thumb shab 13 February 2018, 22:01

Filthy murdering militias

Missing un520 14 February 2018, 11:18

But...I thought Hezbollah were so strong with so many surprises that they did not need any help. Espesially not from people that Saddam Hussein alone managed to control for all those years until USA came to their resque...

Thumb whyaskwhy 14 February 2018, 15:08

Next time party will obliterate the USA, Scandinavia and the Mercury next time Israel bombs the living daylights out of them. This is your final warning # 679!