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Publish Date: 8:21 - 31 December 2019
TEHRAN, Dec 31_Senior Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr says he is willing to work with the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) -- better known as Hashd al-Sha'abi -- to end the United States military presence in Iraq through political and legal means.

Iraq's Sadr says ready to work with Hashd al-Sha'abi to end US presenceTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-In comments on Monday, Sadr warned that he will "take other actions" in cooperation with his rivals to kick out US troops if political and legal means do not work.

He at the same time called on Iraqis to avoid "irresponsible actions" that can be used to justify attacks on the Arab country.

Fighters loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr fought US troops for years following Washington's invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Sadr's comments came after the US forces in Iraq carried out an airstrike on a number of PMU facilities in the western Anbar Province, which led to the killing of nearly 30 people and injuring of over 50 others.

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