Iran backed group accuses US of attack in Iraq

A powerful Iran-backed paramilitary force in Iraq has said it holds the United States responsible for a series of blasts at its bases in recent weeks.

The deputy head of the Popular Mobilization, which is dominated by Shia militias, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, alleged that US forces had brought four Israeli drones into the country to target its positions.

Al-Muhandis said the force would use all means at its disposal to prevent and deter future attacks; although the US and Israel have not commented.

However, the US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, IS, group, which has facilities in Iraq, denied any involvement.

It would be recalled that, a large blast hit a Popular Mobilization arms depot near Balad airbase in Salahuddin province, about 50 miles north of Baghdad.

The exact cause is not yet known, but a Popular Mobilization source told newsmen that, the depot was targeted by an aerial bombardment.

Source – BBC

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