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- Iraq Claims ‘Proof’ Israel Hit Paramilitary Base In Rare Attack
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Iraq is furious after a series of ‘mystery’ blasts have rocked pro-Iran militia bases in and around Baghdad over the past weeks. Two Iraqi military bases storing munitions held by the country’s Shiite paramilitaries have been hit in under two weeks, with the last one coming Tuesday, notably next to a major air base with US forces present, as well as Iraqi F-16s.
One Iraqi Parliament official told Lebanese broadcaster al-Mayadeen on Thursday that Baghdad has “proof” of Israeli involvement in the strikes, which others have actually blamed on extreme temperatures igniting munitions stores at the bases.
“We have proof that Israeli air forces hit several targets in Iraq, including the al-Saqr and Amerli bases. Israel claims that the Popular Mobilisation Forces have connections to Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah,” said Karim Alaiwi, a member of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament. He further charged in the interview that the US coordinated with Israel, given the US Air Force largely controls Iraq’s airspace, according to his remarks.