Drone Strike Targets Shiite Rocket Squad in Iraq

(AFP-France 24) A drone attack on Sunday at a Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) position near Al-Qaim in Iraq, 15 km. from the Syrian border, killed Abu Ali al-Dabi, a member of a Kataib Hizbullah rocket squad. "He fought in Syria and was previously detained by the Americans," a source said. Kataib Hizbullah is designated by the U.S. as a "foreign terrorist organization." Blasts have been reported at four other Hashed bases since mid-July. Hashed units have received Iranian training, but operate officially under Iraq's armed forces.

2019-08-26 00:00:00

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