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Drone Strike Killed Four Iraqi PMU Fighters Crossing Into Syria: Monitoring Group

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Drone Strike Killed Four Iraqi PMU Fighters Crossing Into Syria: Monitoring Group

Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson

A drone strike has claimed the lives of four Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) fighters near the Syrian-Iraqi border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on January 7.

The London-based monitoring group said the fighters were targeted by an unidentified drone as they were crossing from Iraq to Syria through an unofficial border crossing near the Syrian town of al-Bukamal.

“Four personnel, who were aboard the vehicle [which was targeted], were killed … two others were injured,” the SOHR’s report

Iraqi sources didn’t report any strikes on the border area between Syria and Iraq. Furthermore, the PMU, which usually announce any attack on its fighters, did not acknowledge any losses in the area in the last 24 hours.

Last month, a number of reports claimed that a commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in a strike on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Later, these claims were dismissed by Tehran.

Iranian-backed forces, including several units from the PMU, are heavily present on the Syrian-Iraqi border. These forces are preventing ISIS from reclaiming the region.

The SOHR’s claims could be true as the situation on the Syrian-Iraqi border is underreported in general. Nevertheless, these claims may also be a part of the ongoing propaganda war against Iran and its regional allies.


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  1. Ali says:

    SOHR…What a bunch of clowns.

    1. xTheWarrior22 says:

      Only one clown, since this “organization” conists only of one single Jihadi.

      1. klove and light says:

        british intelligence

        1. JIMI JAMES says:

          Eu intelligence,it will be ejected if not chances are base in france or elsewhere.

    2. Rhodium 10 says:

      Thats because the Bagdad court has launched an order to capture Trump for the murder of Soleimani and PMU chief….they need to spread fake news as oposition in Syria know that they have lost the war and need fake news to boost morale..accord them everydays Israel and USA launch attacks in Al Bukamal…

    3. Frank says:

      Two unemployed queer guys in UK on Mi-6 payroll and that is a fact.

  2. Jesus says:

    Iraq needs some serious air defenses, S300 V4 and S350.

  3. Potato Man says:

    The Zion+Jihads-based monitoring group said BS again…I wait for real report from good and well know source.

    1. Frank says:

      Frankly, this is just hogwash and Zionist desperation. Most are utter lies anyway.

  4. HiaNd says:

    U.S. Capitol coup was 100% staged apparently…
    Police opened gates, letting in – video


    1. Willing Conscience (The Truths says:

      The people who stole the election want to defund the police, the people complaining about it don’t want to defund the police, why wouldn’t the police let them in. :]

  5. tzatz says:

    Who could it have been?


    Geez … who has a ‘hard on’ for the PMU?

    Ali / Abbas who can it be? pmsl


  6. Willing Conscience (The Truths says:

    Unknown, LOL, too far away for Israel but not too far for the US, unknown, LOL.
    I found this interesting report for the 7th January,

    “The Iranian Revolutionary Guards militia arrests a number of its members in Abu kamal”,

    I wonder why.

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