Iranian-backed soldiers are moving in to fill the void the White House is leaving in key regions by withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan and other locations in the Middle East, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Terrorist groups posted a one-minute Telegram video via the Kawthariyoun Electronic Team and was picked up by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). According to MEMRI’s translation, the video is a description of the current status in the region.
A militant points to a map of Iraq "to show the geographical distribution of military housing US forces." The Iranian-backed cell then said the current battle against America is over who controls the border between Iraq and Syria.
Airstrikes late last month by the US confirmed this border region as the point of focus.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s negotiations have faltered in reviving the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal with international leadership in Vienna. The deal is diplomatically tied to the release of American hostages in the country.
The claims by Iranian-backed groups of "doubling" their attacks between April and July strikes a stark contrast with Biden’s plans to scale back forces in the area.
The Biden administration’s Defense Department cited "diminished risk" from Iran when pulling out US anti missile response systems at key locations in the Middle East.
At same point of time in April, Biden revealed his willingness to negotiate with Iran over a resumed nuclear deal pact, the same month in which the White House publicly announced that withdrawal of troops from neighboring Afghanistan would begin on May 1st.
Earlier this week, demands of regime change over water shortages in Iran saw a spark of protests much like the pushback seen in Cuba and South Africa which are also suffering from shortages of resources.