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U.S. airstrikes support Shia terror group Asaib al Haq in Iraq

File footage of A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II on a close air support training mission at Nellis Air Force base
File footage of A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II on a close air support training mission at Nellis Air Force base
U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Brett Clashman/

Beginning on Aug. 31, the US launched four airstrikes against ISIS in Amerli according to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). The League of the Righteous was supporting Iraqi forces when the U.S. launched airstrikes in Amerli.

The airstrikes helped ground troops which consisted of Iraqi forces and Asaib al Haq, together with the U.S. support the siege by ISIS of Amerli on Sept. 1 has been broken. "Three airstrikes and a humanitarian aid drop were conducted on Aug. 30, and another on Aug. 31," according to Business Insider. The airstrikes were conducted at the request of the Iraqi government.

The League of the Righteous was formed in 2006 as an offshoot of Muqtada al Sadr's Mahdi Army. According to the U.S. military Asaib al Haq was "the largest and most powerful" Shia terrorist organization backed by Iran. One of their "specialties" is using EFPs to kill our soldiers.

EFPs are also known as explosively formed penetrators, these deadly landmines can penetrate our armored vehicles. The terror group known as Asaib al Haq are said to have killed hundreds of U.S. soldiers. They have been trained by Iran and Hezbollah to carry out deadly terrorist attacks against their enemies.

In 2007, Asaib al Haq attacked the Provincial Joint Coordination Center in Karbala. The Business Insider report says of that attack: "Five US soldiers were killed during the Karbala attack and subsequent kidnapping attempt. The US soldiers were executed by League of the Righteous fighters after US and Iraqi security forces closed in on the assault team."

The Asaib al Haq fighters that attacked Karbala consisted of what was called, a "complex and sophisticated operation." It was led by their commander Azhar al Dulaimi. The team that attacked Karbala were said to have been trained at a mock up of the center in Iran. They were said to have obtained "excellent intelligence and equipment that made them appear to be U.S. soldiers."

According to the reports Qais Qazali, the leader of the Asaib al Haq, his brother Laith and a top Hezbollah commander; Musa Ali Daqduq were captured during a raid in Basra two months after the Karbala attack. Qais and Laith were later freed, by the U.S., in exchange for Peter Moore, a captured British hostage, and the remains of four Brits who were executed by Asaib al Haq. The exchange took place in 2009, along with hundreds of Asaib al Haq members.

The justification by the U.S. for the release was that the League of the Righteous were "reconciling with the Iraqi government." Immediately after Qais was released he threatened attacks on U.S. interests in Iraq.

The United States continues to support terrorists who have killed American soldiers and British citizens in the past. Doesn't it seem a slap in the face to the soldiers that died in Iraq for us to help those who brought about their deaths? The terrorist group known as Asaib al Haq or the League of the Righteous is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers.

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