U.S TROOPS TARGET FOR US, SAYS MUQTADA AL-SADR

Iraqi Shi'ite radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a sermon during weekly Friday prayers at the Kufa mosque near Najaf

Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr instructed his followers to target US troops deploying to Iraq.

U.S Defense Secretary, Ashton Carter said on Monday that the Pentagon would dispatch 560 additional troops to help Iraqi forces retake the northern city of Mosul in an offensive planned for later this year.

Al-Sadr said “They are a target for us,”.

The new troop deployment, which is expected to happen within weeks, would raise the number of U.S forces in Iraq to around 4,650.

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