operation inherent resolve us training iraq us troops soldiersA US soldier with an Iraqi trainee during infantry squad tactical training at Camp Taji, Iraq. US Army photo by Master Sgt. Mike Lavigne, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A prominent Iraqi militia backed by Iran, Harakat Hezbollah al- Nujaba, said on Thursday US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could become a “legitimate reason” to attack US forces in Iraq.

“Trump’s stupid decision … will be the big spark for removing this entity (Israel) from the body of the Islamic nation, and a legitimate reason to target American forces,” the group’s leader Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by Larry King)

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