May 19, 2024

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Persecution of US troops in Iraq continues: second attack in days

Persecution of US troops in Iraq continues: second attack in days
Image of U.S. soldiers reinforcing the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq (US Marine Corps/Sgt. Kyle C. Talbot/REUTERS/File via File)

US troops launched an attack targeting a base in western IraqA security official said this Tuesday It was the second attack of its kind in as many daysAfter a gap of more than two months.

Another attack over the weekend followed rockets fired from northern Iraq at an International Anti-Jihadist Coalition base in neighboring Syria.

Al-Assad air base was attacked” That No injuries or damage occurredThe security official said on condition of anonymity, without specifying the nature of the attack.

This is the second attack against US forces since February 4said the officer.

Since mid-October, there are More than 165 drone and rocket attacks Against US troops stationed in Iraq and Syria as part of the international coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS).

The US retaliated with attacks against pro-Iran groups in those countries and attacks against its troops. They were discontinued in February.

Most of the attacks against American coalition soldiers were claimed by the US military Islamic Resistance in IraqThe group claims to stand in solidarity with the Palestinians amid the ongoing war between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas.

But no one has yet claimed responsibility for this month's attacks.

Remnants of a ballistic missile found near the Dead Sea after the Iranian attack

In the last hours, Remnants of a ballistic missile were found in the desert near the Dead SeaAfter being attacked by missiles and drones Iranian regime vs Israel 10 days ago.

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Most of the missiles and drones were shot down by Israel and its allies; And the attack caused moderate damage in Israeli territory.

Tehran launched the occupation in response to an Israeli airstrike on April 1, which destroyed a building in the Iranian embassy compound in Damascus and killed several Iranian officials, including a top general.

Friday morning, Explosions in Isfahan, Iran Sources say it was an Israeli attack. Tehran downplayed the incident and said it had no plans to retaliate.A response aimed at avoiding a war in the entire region.

At the last hour, the leader Israeli military intelligence He resigned his post due to the unprecedented attack Hamas of October 7The military said this Monday, and became the first Israeli high command to resign because of the failures around The worst attack in Israel's history.

General Resignation Aharon Halivah The Hamas attack led to further planned resignations by members of the Israeli security leadership, in which the militants overran Israel's border security, shelling Israeli cities for hours without resistance and They killed 1,200 peopleMost civilians take a few extra 250 hostages to Gaza. This event sparked a war against Hamas that will continue Gaza Strip.

The military said in a statement that Haliwa had requested to terminate his service.His command follows responsibility”. After the attack in October, Haliwa said publicly took responsibility As head of the military department responsible for sending daily intelligence notices to the government and the army, he did not prevent the attack.

(with information from agencies)