Unidentified drones reportedly attacked a base belonging to Hashd Al-Sha’abi (var. Popular Mobilization Units) in the Salaheddine Governorate of central Iraq on Thursday.

According to Al-Ahed TV, unidentified drone attack resulted in the death of one Hashd Al-Sha’abi member, while four others were hospitalized for wounds sustained during the strikes.

Footage later released by Iraqi media from the assault’s aftermath showed a large flame in what was reportedly a PMU base near the town of Amerli.

It is yet unclear who orchestrated the operation.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi al-Etejah television network reported that an American B350 reconnaissance plane had flown over the region a few days earlier.

The PMU — better known as Hashd al-Sha’abi — was formed by popular volunteer forces in 2014 after the Daesh Takfiri terror group launched a campaign of bloodshed and destruction against the nation.

It joined forces with the national army and effectively contributed to its anti-terror operations. The combined push, which was reinforced by Iraq’s allies, including Iran, ultimately led to Daesh’s expulsion in late 2017.

The Iraqi parliament on November 26, 2016 approved a law giving full legal status to Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters. Last March, the then prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to order the PMU’s formal inclusion in the Arab country’s army.

The order would grant the PMU many of the same rights as members of the military, but it is yet to be fully implemented.

Earlier this month, Abadi’s successor, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, issued a decree, calling for the PMU’s full integration in the Iraqi military.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Satellite image shows important Syrian-Iraqi border crossing before it reopens

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
codshark29mmcsgt
Member
Regular
Upvoted
Commenter
codshark29mmcsgt

I wonder who did it

codshark29mmcsgt
Member
Regular
Upvoted
Commenter
codshark29mmcsgt

COUGH COUGH usa COUGH

chedu
Guest
chedu

So clear on whose side of this conflict they are on.

al-Nakba v2.0
Guest
al-Nakba v2.0

USA say they didn’t…

Derrick
Guest
Derrick

Yup

al-Nakba v2.0
Guest
al-Nakba v2.0

+++ “I wonder who did it”
>>> I don’t really care, but… Since the victims were IRGC, I would pay him a beer. I would have paid him 2 had these been from Hezbollox.
3 beers if he brings me their ears as souvenirs.

Oh Me Oh My Oh
Guest
Oh Me Oh My Oh

Honestly china disabled the GPS on all those drones. Who could do this?

al-Nakba v2.0
Guest
al-Nakba v2.0

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 You can’t disable INS… And SatCom uses all systems, incl. the Russian, Chinese ones as much as satphones etc…
We’re no more in 1990, baby!

Nuke Hymies Kikes Ziomafia AmeriKKKunt Brishit
Guest
Nuke Hymies Kikes Ziomafia AmeriKKKunt Brishit

The PMU knows, WE ALL KNOW, who the REGULAR SUSPECTS are…PMU, do NOT sit around…the AmeriKKKunts have bases in western Iraq, northern Syria, and eastern Syria…there are ziomafia bases in Kurd-occupied parts of Iraq and Syria too….the Brishit and the Grenouilles also have bases in Syria, in Iraq, and in Kurd-occupied territories in Iraq and Syria…these are the regular suspects, I call them the ZIOMAFIA GOON SQUAD…I know some of these bases and I can post the EXACT longitudes & latitudes of some of these bases, and I will post the exact locations…attack the bases of the enemy NOW…kill them… Read more »

al-Nakba v2.0
Guest
al-Nakba v2.0

According to Iraqi police, the 2 victims were IRGC missiles technicians.