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2024-04-20 15:51:38

Iraqi resistance strikes ‘vital’ Israeli target in Eilat

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Iraqi resistance strikes ‘vital’ Israeli target in Eilat

Fighters from the Iraqi anti-terror resistance groups have launched a drone strike against a strategic target in the southernmost part of the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories in response to the attack on a military base housing a coalition of anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Press TV reported.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq in a statement published on its Telegram channel, claimed responsibility for the attack on the “vital” site in the port of Eilat, which lies at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on Saturday morning.

It said the drone strike was carried out in continuation of the second phase of the struggle against the occupying Israeli regime, in support of Palestinians in Gaza, and in retaliation for the massacres that the usurping Zionist entity is perpetrating against ordinary people in the besieged territory.

The group noted that the strike also came in reprisal for grave violation of Iraqi sovereignty and in response to the aggression on Hashd al-Sha’abi camps.

Earlier, at least one person was killed and eight others wounded after a military base housing Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters came under an airstrike in Iraq’s central province of Babylon.

Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news channel reported that the “aerial assault” targeted the Calso military base south of Baghdad overnight, and hit the main entrance to the base and an office belonging to Hashd al-Sha’abi.

The report added that the attack was most likely carried out by unmanned aerial vehicles.

An unnamed Iraqi military source stated that three Iraqi military personnel had been wounded in the strike.

In a statement, Hashd al-Sha’abi said an “explosion” had inflicted “material losses” and casualties, without specifying the number of wounded.

The group confirmed that its premises on the military base had been hit and that investigators had been sent to the site.


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