Iraqi militia vows to back Hezbollah in war with Israel

Iraqi militia vows to back Hezbollah in war with Israel
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Beirut:The head of the powerful Iraqi militia Harakat al-Nujaba pledged on Tuesday to stand alongside its Lebanese ally Hezbollah if a new war breaks out with Israel.

Harakat al-Nujaba and Hezbollah have fought side-by-side to bolster Syrian government troops since 2013, most prominently against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria.

On Tuesday, the movement's secretary general Akram al-Kaabi visited the tomb of top Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh to commemorate the 10 years since his death.

"We in the Iraqi resistance stand with Hezbollah , and we will stand with Hezbollah in any Israeli attack or action against it," Kaabi said.

He pledged to fight "with Hezbollah in a single row, on a single front, just as we stood with them on a single front in Iraq or Syria."

Kaabi spoke in Beirut's southern suburbs, where Hezbollah has a strong support base.APP/AFP

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