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Resurging Iran Proxy in Iraq, Neutralized by Trump, Promises ‘Painful’ Terror Attacks Against U.S.

Breitbart.com reports: “Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH, or the Hezbollah Brigades), an Iranian proxy terrorist organization in Iraq, promised ‘painful’ terrorist onslaughts against American forces in the country on Wednesday in an attempt to support the Gaza-based jihadist terror group Hamas.

KH, while recognized as a terrorist organization, is formally under the wing of the Iraqi armed forces as part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a coalition of mostly Shiite militias that rose to prominence fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) ‘caliphate.’ Following the fall of the ‘caliphate’ in 2017, the PMF’s most powerful members turned their attention towards fighting the American and Kurdish forces largely responsible for the destruction of ISIS. KH is an ally of, but a separate organization from, the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah.

KH was one of the most powerful members of the PMF but had lost much of its ability to engage in terrorism in 2020, following the demise of its founder and leader, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Then-President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike in Iraq to eliminate both Muhandis and Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force foreign terror unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)…”

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