NewsIraqi Islamic resistance targets US military bases in Syria. A violent backlash against US support for Israel

Iraqi Islamic resistance targets US military bases in Syria. A violent backlash against US support for Israel

Rocket attack. Illustrative picture.
Rocket attack. Illustrative picture.
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10:03 AM EST, December 13, 2023

Mehr reports that the Islamic Resistance Movement in Iraq has carried out a rocket attack on an American base situated in the Syrian oil field of al-Omar. According to a statement made to Mehr, the rockets landed directly on the target. The second attack was aimed at the US military base in the Koniko gas field in Syria, as disclosed in a separate communique.

Mehr further notes that on Sunday, the Islamic Resistance Movement in Iraq announced that their forces had conducted a total of eleven operations targeting American military bases in Iraq and Syria the day prior.

Pro-Iranian militias are voicing their opposition to the support the United States has shown for Israel during their conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. "The Times of Israel" reported on Monday that two military bases in Iraq and Syria were attacked by a drone and rockets, based on information disclosed by an anonymous US official.

According to "The Times of Israel", the Monday attacks were perpetrated by the Islamic Resistance Movement in Iraq. This insurgent coalition comprises various armed groups linked with the Hashed al-Shaabi coalition—former paramilitaries who have since been integrated into the regular Iraqi armed forces. The drone attack on the Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq didn't cause any casualties or damage on Monday.

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