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After Iraq Base Blasts, Iranian-Backed Militias’ Threats Heighten Speculation Israel is Bombing Iraq

After Iraq Base Blasts, Iranian-Backed Militias’ Threats Heighten Speculation Israel is Bombing Iraq by Liz Sly – Washington Post

Iranian-backed militias in Iraq warned Wednesday that foreign aircraft flying over the country may be treated as “hostile” amid growing suspicions that Israel is responsible for mysterious explosions at militia bases.

The warning came in a statement issued by Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the deputy commander of the powerful coalition of Shiite Muslim militias known as Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), which includes paramilitary groups that owe allegiance to Iran. 

The statement blamed Israeli drones for four big blasts at militia bases over the past month, all of them at warehouses storing ammunition and weapons, and accused the U.S. military of aiding the strikes by allowing Israel to use U.S. bases in Iraq…

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