Four US terrorist soldiers injured as drones target occupation bases in Iraq and Syria

Unmanned aerial vehicles reportedly hit targets inside a major US military occupation airbase in the western province of Anbar in Iraq.

Unmanned aerial vehicles reportedly hit targets inside a major US military occupation airbase in the western province of Anbar in Iraq.

US occupation troops are in the Arab country for so-called training and advisory missions.

Citing a security source speaking on condition of anonymity, Arabic-language al-Sumaria network reported that two combat drones hit targets inside the Ain al-Assad air base, located about 160 kilometers west of the capital Baghdad early Friday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The report added that counter-rocket, artillery and mortar [C-RAM] systems successfully intercepted the aircraft.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the operation, which is the latest in a series of strikes targeting US occupation forces in recent months.

In addition, four US soldiers were injured on Thursday after rockets hit a base of US occupation forces in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

The rockets hit two support buildings at the Green Village base, which is run by the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF]a US-allied, Kurdish-led militant group.

“At this time, four U.S. service members are being evaluated for minor injuries and possible traumatic brain injury,” U.S. Central Command said. [CENTCOM] said in a statement.

On January 28, several rockets hit a major base at Baghdad International Airport, where US military forces and trainers are stationed.

Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi counter-terrorism Popular Mobilization Units [PMU] reported at the time that at least six projectiles had hit Victory Base.

The strikes come amid growing anti-American sentiments over Washington’s military and political adventurism in the region and coincided with the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Iran’s top counter-terrorism commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a an American drone strike in Iraq.

General Soleimani, Commander of the Al-Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards of Iran [IRG]and fellow Iraqi Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, second in command of Iraqi Popular Mobilization units [PMU]were martyred along with their companions in the drone strike, authorized by former President Donald Trump, near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

Both commanders were highly revered across the Middle East due to their key role in defeating Daesh [Arabic for ‘ISIS/ISIL’] terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

Five days after the assassination, in a military operation dubbed Operation Martyr Soleimani, the WRI launched a volley of ballistic missiles at Ain al-Assad airbase.

Iran says the missile strike is just a ‘first slap in the face’ in its ‘harsh revenge’ process and won’t stop until the US military leaves the Middle East in disgrace.

In January 2020, two days after the assassination, the Iraqi parliament passed a law requiring the Iraqi government to end the presence of US-led foreign forces in the Arab country.

Since the assassination, Iraqi resistance forces have intensified pressure on the US military to leave their country, targeting US bases and forces on numerous occasions, and at one point prompting the Americans to ask them to “leave us alone”.

Last year, Baghdad and Washington reached an agreement to end the presence of all US combat troops in Iraq by the end of the year.

The US military declared an end to its combat mission in Iraq in December 2021, but resistance forces remain determined to expel all US forces, including those that have remained in the country under the guise of training forces. Iraqis or to play an advisory role.


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