TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi official warned that hundreds of ISIL terrorists are being supported by the US in the Western deserts of al-Anbar along the border with Syria to occupy the region.
Head of Badr Organization’s Office in al-Anbar Qusai al-Anbari told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Thursday that the US forces are secretly supporting the ISIL terrorists and closely monitoring al-Anbar desert.
He added that Hit and Hasibah al-Baghdadi regions are now fully controlled by the Americans, and warned of a possible occupation of al-Anbar desert by the ISIL.
Al-Anbari had also earlier said that the US stationed 700 ISIL terrorists in Western al-Anbar to target the Iraqi security forces.
Earlier this month, he said that the US military men stationed in occupied bases in al-Anbar province used the ISIL terrorists in disguise of ordinary people to target the Iraqi forces in desert areas of the region.
Al-Anbari was quoted by al-Ma’aloumeh as saying that the US forces deployed in Ein al-Assad and al-Habaniyeh bases in al-Anbar deserts in Western Iraq were using a new method to attack the Iraqi security forces.
He added that they disguise the ISIL terrorists as shepherds and tribesmen to launch on against the Iraqi security forces, Hashd al-Shaabi and civilians in al-Anbar desert.
Al-Anbari said that the US forces have even prepared livestock for the ISIL terrorists to disguise them as shepherds.