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Fighters of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). AFP 2016 / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Riyadh – Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that the Popular Mobilization Forces is a “religious sectarian organisation,” carrying out mass killings in the country, especially in al-Anbar with support of Iranian generals.

“The so-called ‘popular militia’ is a religious organization, which carries out mass killings in Iraq with support of Iranian generals headed by Qassem Suleimani, the existence of such armed groups threatens the unity and security of Iraq,” Jubeir said on Monday at a press conference in Riyadh.

The FM added: “As for the PMF, if we want Iraq a unified country and equal among all components of Iraqi society, there is no place for armed sectarian forces, whose loyalty may or may not be to a united Iraq.”

The PMF forces are currently taking part in the liberation of Mosul. The Iraqi operation to retake Mosul from ISIS has been going on for over a month since October 17.

Mosul has been occupied by the terrorist group ISIS since 2014.