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Chest: Americans are not our enemies do not always occupy our land.

Editor: CC | NK
Tuesday 27 March 2012 15:01 GMT
Sumerian News / Baghdad

Said the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, on Tuesday, it is not considered Americans "enemies" for as long as not occupying Iraq, stressing at the same time that the current released one American soldiers free of charge in prison, which was under the command of Washington is still filled with the followers of "noble resistance".

Sadr said on his way to the Americans in response to the question from one of his followers about the release of one of American soldiers, "You are not the enemies if you do not occupy our country," and pointed to "the existence of currents (Iraqi) slaughtered and other negotiable", and emphasized that "the Sadrist movement, not one of them (currents, which are offered) as long as the prisoner would not take part anymore the Iraq war and occupation."


The chest that "the release of the soldier intended to send a message to the American people to be his impressions of new and beautiful picture of the Iraqi people," stressing "the need to differentiate between terrorism and Islam, especially as it was a religion of tolerance."


He pointed to the chest that "prisons filled with followers of the noble resistance and we are we obliged for their captives free of charge", in reference to prisons run by the U.S. forces before it withdraws from Iraq late last year.


The Sadrists said (on 17 March 2012) that the decision to release the American soldier Randy Michael Hilldz (P corporal retired, 59 years) who were stuck in the Promised Day Brigade since last year 2011 are not according to any deal, but for humanitarian reasons.


And entered the mainstream in confrontations with the Iraqi government and the U.S. military in 2004 in the so-called battle of Najaf, and then entered into another war in the spring of 2008 with the Iraqi security forces in the cities of southern and central Iraq and Baghdad, known as "Charge of the Knights" and led to the declaration of the power cord of the freezing Mahdi Army and the abandonment of armed action.


The United States ended official U.S. presence in Iraq on 31 December 2011 after nine years of its military invasion in 2003, and the overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, a decision of the former U.S. President George W. Bush.