The pro-Iranian militia group, known as Islamic Resistancein Iraq a drone attack was awarded on a base of USA in the south of Syria in response to Washington’s previous offensive in Baghdad, in which a terrorist leader was killed.
“The mujahideen of the Islamic Resistance in Iraq attacked, using drones, the occupation base in the Rukban countryside, in Syria, and the Islamic Resistance confirms its continued destruction of enemy strongholds,” the group said in a statement.
According to the militia, it was a strategy with which it seeks to “resist the US occupation in Iraq and the region” and respond to the “massacres” of thousands of Palestinian civilians due to Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip, which Washington supports.
Likewise, the attack followed a significant casualty in the terrorist ranks earlier this Thursday. In the morning, a drone bombed a headquarters of the pro-Iranian militia group Popular Crowdin Baghdad, and eliminated three members of the formation Harakat al Nujabaamong them the commander of the 12th Brigade, Mushtaq Talib al Saidiand his assistant.
Al Nujaba was one of the terrorist groups that, with the start of fighting between Israel and Hamas, also began its own round of offensives, in its case against US targets in Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon had already blamed them for some of the attacks against their personnel in the region.
“US forces took a necessary and proportionate action. It is important to note that the attack was carried out in self-defense and that no civilians were injured. “No infrastructure or facilities were affected,” said Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryder after the news broke.
“We will retaliate and we will make the Americans regret having carried out this aggression,” declared Abu Aqeel al-Moussawi, commander of a local Iraqi militia.
The United States has some 2,500 soldiers deployed in Iraq and another 900 in Syria, in an attempt to maintain a strong presence in the area and prevent the resurgence of the Islamic State. However, due to their support for Israel in the war, which terrorists reject and see as unjustified interference, these bases have already been attacked at least 100 times since October 17.
Without going any further, on December 25, an unmanned craft arrived at a site near the Arbil airport, in Iraqi Kurdistan, where US forces and the anti-jihadist coalition operate. The incident left several people injured, although the exact number was not specified.
Shortly after, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq reported another maneuver, also on a base, near Harir, northwest of Arbil. The group “attacked the occupation base in Aldea Verde, in the interior of Syria, with drones,” they indicated.
(With information from EFE)