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Iraqi PMU Opened Fire At Drone That Flew Over One Of Its Positions

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Iraqi PMU Opened Fire At Drone That Flew Over One Of Its Positions

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The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) announced late on August 22 that its air-defense units had opened fire at a reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that flew over one of their bases near the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

“The air defenses of the PMU’s 12th Brigade targeted a reconnaissance UAV that was flying over the brigade’s headquarters in Bagdad’s belt,” a reporter of the PMU’s media wing said.

The reporter added that the air defense fire forced the mysterious UAV to move away from the 12th Brigade base, thus “foiling its mission.”

A day earlier, the PMU’s deputy commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis held the U.S. and Israel responsible for the recent explosions that rocked several ammo depots of the Iraqi force. Al-Muhandis also vowed to respond to any future attack.

“We informed the [Iraqi] Joint Operations Command that we will consider any foreign warplane that would fly over our headquarters without the knowledge of the Iraqi government a hostile warplane and we will deal with it on these basis,” the PMU’s deputy commander said in an official statement.

The U.S.-led coalition had rejected the Iraqi force’s accusation, but provided no explanation on how these attacks were carried out.

Today’s incident confirms that the PMU is determined to put an end to the attacks that targeted its ammo depots over the last few weeks..

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  • jm74

    Didn’t the Iraqi government just recently announce that all lights have to be approved or they will be treated as a security risk and shot down. Looks like their statement is all hot air.

    • LR captain

      not as hot as air coming out Mr yahoo’s ears.

      But all honestly im sure the US will giving bribing quite a few a generals and officers to ignore their own governments orders.

      But on the other hand if the PMU shoots down drone or fighter jets. They already have a justification, if the lets an Israeli f-35 gets downed in Iraq.

      keep mind if that happens there is no were safe place for the pilots to land.

      However on side note i do believe that Israelis plan to was strike targets right beside the Iraq Iran border. Then moving to striking Iran itself. This statement and action from the Iraqi government prevents them from doing that. Iran can hit israel with proxies. while Israel can’t hit Iran.

      • jm74

        The US told the Iraqi government to disband the PMU; because the Iraqis government refused hence the bombings, doesn’t matter who did it, jews or US the Iraqi sovereignty has been violated and the US is held countable since they have bases in Iraq.

        • IMHO

          Sorry but I couldn’t help but laugh at your statement but not in meanness. Iraqi sovereignty has been violated for what, 16 years now? And the U.S. is definitely at fault.

          • jm74

            Yeah, I get a giggle out of that statement also; I only repeated what the Iraqi are stating. Yeah, the irony!

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    It’s mission sadly was completed. This also shows that the PMU has no ability to down even a low flying visible UAV. They must have fired anti-air rounds at it, no anti-air missiles available.
    Iraq is ultra weak on radars. Iraq cannot police their own sky’s at this time at all.
    Iran needs to step in and first secure Baghdad and the North Eastern parts of Iraq. From there air defense can be expanded over the next two years to include around 50%-60% of Iraq.

    • MeMad Max

      Nope, go to russia for genuine russian hardware, its the only way to be sure…

    • Nowruz

      You do understand that the PMU is directly supported by Iran, right? I’m sure if the Houthis can down a MQ-9 then the PMU has the ability to target any drone that the US or Israel has as well…

      • Icarus Tanović

        That’s right.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        The Zionists will attack the AnsarAllah next as they have faced no retaliation and that has only emboldened them. This state of pathetic affairs simply can not last.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Due to FACT that Iran, Iraq and Syria with a combined population of over 130 million people have not retaliated against the Zionist scum only emboldens them and next they will attack Yemen to support their Saudi pimps.

      Israel gearing up to attack Houthis in Yemen: Report

    • Gabriel Hollows

      Eh, just give it time. They’ll be supplied with proper AA equipment by the Iranians, and the airstrikes won’t be as effective.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Not sure, so far Iran has suffered hundreds of casualties at Zionist hands and done nothing and that has emboldened the Zionists that they have placed spy planes in UAE pimpdom.

        But Zionist participation wiht Wahbabi puppet regimes is not limited to intelligence. “For two years now, Israel has been the only country in the world killing Iranians,”said Minister Tzachi Hanegbi in an interview on July 21, two days afterthe first attack in Iraq. “We have hit the Iranians hundreds of times in Syria. Sometimes they admit it; sometimes foreign publications expose the matter. … But everything is a coordinated policy.” Hanegbi was then asked what would happen if Iran tries to hit Israel back. He answered,
        “The Iranians are very limited in their responses, and it’s not because they do not have the capabilities, but because they understand thatIsrael means business.” By the way, it is worth noting that Hanegbi’s official title is Minister for Regional Cooperation.

        • daniel

          Israel has real air power, Iran has nothing, the roller of Iran are scared that the will be Iranian pilots will attack them!

          • Free man

            When it comes to Israel, the Iranians are paralyzed by fear.
            But that doesn’t stop them from complaining against the Russians. As if the Russians were obliged to fight Iran’s wars.

          • AJ

            I wouldnt call it fear its more like pragmatism – they understand they are outclassed in all the military tech areas Israel can deploy so its pointless going ahead to ahead, their approach seems to be asymmetrical & use of proxies.

          • AJ

            Bearing in mind Iran has not upgraded its airforce since 1979 it is no match for Israeli air power or even any modern airforce in the region. The UN resolution on arms imports is due to expire next Nov 2020, unless renewed Iran will be free to buy new modern fighters.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            True, the mullahs are scared of the rag tag Iranian airforce. The mullahs are illiterate morons who don’t understand strategic mass, Iran, Syria and Iraq combined can destroy the Zionists in a week if they act. So far they have been cowardly punching bags.

    • Free man

      And the Iranians will do all this with their inferior technology. Yeah sure (-;
      No Russophobic comments today?

  • MeMad Max

    DaJew is thirsty for blood everywhere….

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Israeli military is planning to attack Yemen’s Houthi
      Ansarullah movement, a new report says, a move that is claimed to be
      part of the Tel Aviv regime’s attempts to ensure the group never comes
      in contact with Iran.

      The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jaridah said Thursday that Israel
      was gearing up to pound targets of the Ansarullah and Lebanon’s
      Hezbollah resistance movement in Yemen, near the Straits of
      Bab-el-Mandeb separating the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden.

      The report claimed that the Israeli spy agency Mossad as well as the
      regime’s Military Intelligence were specifically looking for alleged
      attempts to deliver weapons from Iran.

      It further claimed that some of the Houthis’ drones and missiles had
      been transferred to Iraq instead in an alleged attempt to mislead the
      Israeli military, which is said to be behind a series of bombings that have targeted Iraqi popular mobilization forces, Hashd al-Sha’abi, over the past weeks.

      According to al-Jarida and some Iraqi experts, the attacks on the group’s ammunition depots across Iraq have been carried out by Israel.

      This falls in line with remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
      Netanyahu, who did not reject a reporter’s questions about whether Tel
      Aviv was operating in Iraq .

      “We are working against Iranian consolidation – in Iraq as well,” he
      said in an interview with Israel’s Channel 9 News broadcast on Thursday

    • goingbrokes

      So true, and it is that tendency which will be their undoing. Their leaders are incredibly short-sighted and stupid in a very fundamental way.

  • RichardD

    These attacks may be originating in Iraq. If the Jews hit the WTC on 911 from American soil. They’d have no problem doing the same thing to Iraq. Mossad and the IDF are embedded with US forces in Iraq. And the US knows exactly where these attacks are originating from and is complicit in them. Which is why US forces need to be removed from Iraq completely.

  • Icarus Tanović

    Seem like they fulfilled the promise. This War in middle east and subsequently around World isn’t going the way Americans, Zionists and Wahhabis would like to see.

  • Ray ” Uncle Sam”

    Kick the USA out! i cant understand why the government of Iraq is allowing that!

    • Alberto Garza

      as if they can make the u.s. to leave …. the iraqui armed forces is weak .

      • Ray ” Uncle Sam”

        you just have to replace them if you are weak! Can you follow me?

    • daniel

      Kurds and Sunnis and part of Shias in Iraq want US to stay

      • RichardD

        Do you have proof of that, I haven’t seen it.