Published on: Dec 31, 2019
On December 29, 2019 U.S carried out airstrikes hitting five targets on Syria-Iraq border, hitting three targets in Iraq and two in Syria. Among targets was the head quarter of Kataib Hezbollah in Al-Qaim where at least 25 members of 45th brigade of militia were killed.
It is safe to say that currently circumstances stand at the edge of chaos and destruction and a single event will be enough to spark the return of violence. The chaos in Iraq is merely a spark away and U.S might have just provided that. The government in Iraq is marred by political crisis and the Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi has already resigned. No single party or entity is in position to enforce its will and there is a sensitive power vacuum. Similarly nationwide protests against the political establishment are on the nerve of law enforcement institutions.