The head of the Badr Organization, Hadi Al-Amiri said that Al-Qaeda was able to recruit a large number of young people to fight the US occupation under the slogan of resisting the American occupation of Iraq, stressing that their original goal was to hinder the new democratic experiment.
Al-Amiri said in his statement, at the launch of the first conference of the Global Dialogue on Terrorism which is organized by the Popular Mobilization Forces today, that the fall of the regime in 2003 was a breakdown of the dictatorship era and an end to the regime that controlled the necks of the Iraqi people who were suffering from it.
Al-Amiri added that the Baath Party was able to convince the Sunnis that the fall of the regime is a fall of the Sunni rule, and that they must mobilize all the energies and possibilities to stand in the face of the regime.
He confirmed that even the Arab Gulf countries, from which US tanks and aircraft to occupy Iraq were launched, began to believe this novel and received a big support under the title that resisting the occupation is legitimate.
"The depth of the project is not the occupation, but confronting the new political system, the new democratic experiment, and the new regime through the peaceful exchange of power through the ballot boxes." Al-Amiri said.
Al-Amiri further added that Al-Qaeda was not eliminated in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and many cells remained taking the remote and rural areas as headquarters.
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