Iraqi militias announce expanded attacks on US military bases

AP , Friday 3 Nov 2023

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, a coalition of Iraqi militias, announced Friday that it will launch a more “intense and expansive” phase of operations against U.S. bases in the region starting next week.

US Military Base
Al-Tanf (U.S. military base), southeast Syria . AP


It said the escalation is “in support of our people in Palestine and to avenge the martyrs” in the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.

The group has launched a string of attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks, some of which have injured U.S. personnel.

As of Tuesday, the Pentagon said there had been 27 rocket and drone attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria and that the U.S. was deploying an additional 300 troops to the Middle East to bolster those already there.

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