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AUGUST 2020

Iraqi ‘Resistance’ Shot Down Drone In Al-Anbar, U.S. Responded By Killing Two Farmers

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Iraqi ‘Resistance’ Shot Down Drone In Al-Anbar, U.S. Responded By Killing Two Farmers

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

U.S. forces targeted and killed two Sunni farmers after losing a drone over the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar on June 29.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf (AK) revealed the incident in a statement released on July 2. The group confirmed that the drone was shot down by its fighters near the town of al-Bu Zuir in the area of Therthar.

The victims, Kilan Bashir Hamid al-Nimrawi and Sadiq Salim Sharif al-Nimrawi, were present at the scene of the incident. They recovered the wreckage of the downed drone, likely to hand it over to security forces. On their way back, a U.S. strike targeted their pick-up truck killing both of them.

“A pledge from us to you, dear martyrs, that we are on your path, walking, following your traces and calling for your revenge,” the AK’s statement reads.

Iraqi sources confirmed the incident. However, the Iraqi government and the U.S.-led coalition are yet to comment on the matter.

Founded in August of 2019, AK is a pro-Iran Shiite armed group. Last April, the group claimed responsibility for the attack on a U.S. convoy in northern Iraq. In a recent statement, the group warned Iraqi companies from cooperating with U.S. forces.

The al-Bu Zuir’s incident is an example of the ongoing covert war between Iranian-backed groups and U.S. forces in Iraq. The assassination of Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Deputy-Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iran’s Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, sparked the conflict.

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  • good american

    Looks like we’re still doing our best to win those hearts and minds.

    • Lone Ranger

      Indeed…
      Has a Vietnam vibe…

    • John Wallace

      Just got to make sure the grip on the balls is really strong and the hearts and minds will follow anywhere you want.

  • Cromwell

    Its the American way,lose a drone kill somebody doesn’t matter who just kill.

    • John Wallace

      A drone is worth two farmers so a fighter jet would have to be worth a city couple and child.

  • The Objective

    So the US has not actually won the war on Iraq it launched over a decade and a half ago.

    • Bill Rood

      Looks like our public schools, including West Point have done an excellent job of dumbing down the cohorts. It only took 15 years or so to figure out we were defeated in Vietnam.

  • igybundy

    US starts revenge killing of school girls again?

    US military is the best… A proud tradition of 234 years of getting paid by prostitutes worldwide..

  • cechas vodobenikov

    starve people by destroying crops and killing farmers. “amerikans have always been genocidal enjoying killing from afar.” Philip Slater
    “the amerikan soul is hard isolate, a killer”. DH Lawrence
    unable to feel these robots are incapable of love…expected in an empire near collapse