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Kurdish Peshmerga Blamed For Missile Strike On PMU Post In Northern Iraq (Photos)

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Kurdish Peshmerga Blamed For Missile Strike On PMU Post In Northern Iraq (Photos)

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On April 15, two anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) hit a checkpoint of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh.

“A checkpoint of the PMU in Nineveh province was subjected to missile strikes this morning,” an Iraqi security source told RT. “Hours after the first strike, the checkpoint was subjected to a new strike.”

The source said the side responsible for the attack has not been determined yet. The PMU has not yet made an official accusation. However, outlets affiliated with the PMU’s factions, including the Sabereen News, said that the strikes were carried out by the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga.

RT shared photos showing the aftermath of the attack. One of the photos show the remains of one of the two ATGMs. A piece of the missile bears the markings “9M”.

Kurdish Peshmerga Blamed For Missile Strike On PMU Post In Northern Iraq (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: RT

Kurdish Peshmerga Blamed For Missile Strike On PMU Post In Northern Iraq (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: RT

This indicates that one of the missiles used in the attack was most likely a Soviet-made 9M113 Konkurs or a Russian-made 9M133 Kornet. The latter is known to be in service with Peshmerga forces.

The Peshmerga may have attacked the PMU in response to the April 14 drone strike on Erbil International Airport. The strike targeted a US base within the airport. Pro-Iranian groups close the PMU were widely accused of carrying out the strike.

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2 comments

  1. shylockracy says:

    The US ambassador in Iraq visited that den of terrorists called Iraqi Kurdistan last week, and praised BarZioani for giving Peshmerga a “new direction” as defenders of Kurds.

    And what better place to hide your ISIS assets than the KRG mountains bordering Turkey? The terrorist Ziocorporate globalists are fiddling their proxies across the board.

  2. Gregory Casey says:

    No mention anywhere of the 3 suicide drones attacking & inflicting serious damage on US Base in Kurdish Iraq during the night. Sabereen News announced at 2 am GMT that Ain Al-Assad Military Base in Anbar was attacked & struck by 3 booby-trapped Drones with US Air Defenses unable to deal with them following which Air-space was closed to all Civil Aircraft in western Iraq with high casualties reported among US Army Soldiers as a result of the targeting by Drone Bombing with a major Media cover-up being put in place by the Americans. At 4 am GMT it was announced that the 3 Suicide Drones that struck Ain Al Assad Base targeted & struck Soldiers’ sleeping quarters plus the Base Centre for Operations & Defense Systems.
    This is in addition to a different Strike on the US Air Force Base nearby late last night which caused a major fire following the explosion on site.
    So much for Barzani & Kurdish hangin’ out with US and Israel.

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