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Iraqi Security Forces Foiled Attack With Loitering Missile Linked To Iran In Saladin (Photos)

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Iraqi Security Forces Foiled Attack With Loitering Missile Linked To Iran In Saladin (Photos)

One of the 358 missiles seized by the US Navy off the coast of Yemen in 2020.

On October 21, the Iraqi National Security Service (NSS) announced that it had foiled a missile attack in the northern Iraqi province of Saladin.

In a statement, the NSS said that the target of the attack was al-Heliwa airport, where the 52nd Brigade of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) is deployed.

“After receiving intelligence, the National Security Service, the Internal Intelligence and the PMU uncovered a missile equipped to target al-Heliwa airport near the village of Albu Sabah, to the north of the city of Tuz Khurmatu,” the statement reads.

The missile was identified as the 358 loitering munition, which is allegedly made by Iran. Last year, the US Navy seized several missiles of this type off the shores of Yemen.

Iraqi Security Forces Foiled Attack With Loitering Missile Linked To Iran In Saladin (Photos)

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The mysterious missile, which is equipped with an infrared seeker, a laser proximity fuse and a micro-turbojet engine, is reportedly designed to engage low speed aerial targets. The missile is also thought to be capable of targeting ground targets with high-precision.

It’s unclear how a missile, allegedly made by Iran, ended up in Iraq directed against the PMU, Tehran’s main ally in the Arab country.

The missile may have been set up by Iranian-backed Iraqi forces near al-Heliwa airport in order to target US drones which spy on PMU positions on a regular basis. These forces warned on several occasions in the past that it will shot down drones approaching PMU positions.


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Nothing new. Standard western practice. Visit armswatch.com

Last edited 1 month ago by block

More likely the missiles came from the americans, and are the same taken in 2020.


That report where 4 of these loitering 358’s were captured on a boat off of yemen proved to be fake news. Iran would not risk these getting into enemy hands.


the enemy can get them into their hands and check out with what we will hit them so you are wrong iran indeed shows its enemies its capabilities continuesly because unlike the likes of america who peaked iran didnt even start yet and its peak is somewhere in the stars the drone technology is a different field iran keeps most drones secret and didnt even show them yet but iran doesnt care if a few easily produced missiles hand in enemy hands since iran seeks to become an exporter some of its export products are well put into its enemies hands to first basically scream foul and fear for buyers to be more interested in it

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

I don’t think so. Any Iranian weapon the west sees or gets to inspect, means they have already developed countermeasures for it. Rendering the weapon useless. Iran ain’t that stupid. We are not doing drugs here or getting drunk. Get real.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ahson

to put it simple iran has weapon systems it didnt show off and those systems it doesnt want enemies to get into their hands but everything else is basically known technologies and iran would do alot to keep its indigenous unique technologies from enemy hands but export products basically are globally known technology for what i care iran should sell them to countries who are sanctioned by america nonstop

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

US is the one who sieze this drone from coast of yemen or some how boight by in black market to target PMU and blame Iran.


this is a mistake of theirs they blabber nonsense they had one of those missiles in their hand so they created a propaganda piece alleging such an attack in fact they want a coup in iraq with america taking over but revolution can come to iraq every single day the battalions of the resistance are ready to take baghdad so mess with us more you american lackeys and see what will happen to you it will be no different than the end of saddam and all other american lackeys

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

iraq will target the uae soon and they seek to create this propaganda nonsense and basically they seek all together to stop it desperately but it wont work

Chris Gr

Iraq is neutral force like Jordan. They are only against ISIS.


iraq is basically totally out of your reach you are delusional iraq is not neutral its part of the resistance


Double US standard… They put it there from the ones seized off Yemen to cause conflict between Pmu and iraqi forces. Then tipped of paid stooges in the Iraqi forces

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