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- Israel Blamed For Fresh Airstrikes Deep Inside Iraq
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
BBC is reporting a possible rare Israeli airstrike deep inside Iraq targeting pro-Iranian militias at Najaf, Iraq. BBC Middle East correspondent Nafiseh Kohnavard writes that “Iran-backed Imam Ali Brigade says that airstrikes targeted their ammunition depot in Najaf, Iraq.”
In addition “Some paramilitary groups-linked channels claim that Israel is behind the attack,” according to Kohnavard. “Israel carried out an attack on a PMF base” Iran-backed groups-linked claim in the aftermath of a severe fire that broke out at an ammunition depot in Najaf. Though Israeli involvement is being widely alleged in Iraqi social media, there’s as yet been no confirmation from any official side.
Separately Tehran-based Mehr News agency is confirming the attack, which it says involved drone strikes during the early evening Baghdad local time. However, official Iraqi sources were not immediately forthcoming in identifying blame. There’s the other possibility that it could have been a US action, or the depot could have ignited by accident or related to the extreme heat currently besetting the region, some observers speculated. Regional media carried official Iraqi PMU statements as follows: