According to a report by the Middle East Eye (MEE) news portal, the United States has drawn up a list of 80 Iraqi sites linked to the Arab country’s resistance groups if it follows through with a threat to close its embassy in Baghdad.
The sites include secret headquarters and shelters used by Hadi al-Amiri and Qais Khazali, the respective leaders of the Badr Organization and Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), as well as sites associated with Kataeb Hezbollah, a faction of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known as Hash al-Sha’abi.
“The Americans’ message was clear. If you don’t react, we will,” a prominent Shia politician, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, told MEE.
“Allowing this to happen means an open war in Baghdad, and America’s exit from Baghdad means that this war is imminent,” the source said.