Iraqi militia shelled an unknown reconnaissance aircraft over its base

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Iraq’s militia, al-Hashd al-Shaabi, said Thursday that their air defense was fired upon by an unknown reconnaissance aircraft.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi air defense fired on Thursday a reconnaissance aircraft that was barraging over the headquarters of the 12th militia regiment in the vicinity of Baghdad. Thanks to the air defense, the enemy aircraft failed to fulfill its mission, “a statement on the militia website said.

A member of the Iraqi parliament’s defense and security committee, Karim Allawi, said in an interview with al-Mayadeen on Wednesday that Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles attacked Iraqi people’s militia military bases, causing explosions. In turn, the deputy head of al-Hashd al-Shaabi, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, said that Israeli aircraft were attacking Iraqi military facilities, using the support of the US Air Force.

On Tuesday evening, a fire swept over the militia’s ammunition depot at al-Bakr airbase in the southern Iraqi province of Salah al-Din, for unknown reasons. On August 12, explosions occurred in an ammunition depot at the Sacre military base of the Iraqi militia, which is part of the country’s armed forces. The bombing in southern Baghdad killed one person and injured 13. Several shells fell as a result of explosions in Baghdad’s specially protected “green zone”, where government buildings and diplomatic missions are located, as well as in the territories adjacent to it.

A source in the Iraqi security forces told RIA that shells also flew towards residential areas. On July 19, similar explosions occurred at Amerli’s base, a number of media reported a UAV strike at the base. Subsequently, the Prime Minister of Iraq ordered the removal of all ammunition depots outside the Iraqi capital.

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