On June 27th, the U.S. military carried out air strikes against Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the Iraq-Syria border area.
The attacks took place under US President Joe Biden’s order and in retaliation for drone attacks by the groups against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.
PMU sources reported that four PMU members were killed as a result of the strikes.
The victims were members of the PMU 14th Brigade, who were killed as a result of the bombardment by the US forces on points belonging to the Anbar Operations Command.
A video was released showing the strikes, carried out by a F-15E fighter jet. As well as a video of the aftermath.
The Pentagon said on June 27 that President Joe Biden ordered the air strikes on operational and weapons storage facilities used by the PMU at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq.
It said that the facilities were used by several Iran-backed groups, including Kata’ib Hizballah and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada.
“As demonstrated by this evening’s strikes, President Biden has been clear that he will act to protect U.S. personnel,” the Pentagon said.
“Given the ongoing series of attacks by Iran-backed groups targeting U.S. interests in Iraq, the president directed further military action to disrupt and deter such attacks.”
At President Biden's direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. Our full statement here. https://t.co/6tRkh6zsLU
— John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) June 28, 2021
According to reports from pro-Iranian media, a child was killed and three other civilians have been wounded in airstrikes the US conducted against three targets allegedly belonging to Iraqi resistance groups along Iraq and Syria’s common border, reports said.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby announced the attacks in a statement on Sunday, saying the “precision airstrikes” had hit two locations in Syria and another in Iraq near the border.
He said the attacks had taken place “at President Biden’s direction,” alleging that they hit “facilities” used by “multiple” groups.
The spokesman specified two of the groups as “Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada.”
The targets had been selected because the alleged facilities were used by groups “that are engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against US personnel and facilities in Iraq,” he said.
Syria’s al-Ikhbariyah news channel, meanwhile, reported that aerial offensive had targeted the town of al-Bukamal in the eastern province of Deir Ez-Zur. The channel said “massive explosions” had shaken the areas that lie along the common border.
Photos showing smoke rising shortly after US airstrikes in the vicinity of Iraq-Syria border crossing. pic.twitter.com/7OBR5ybD3r
— Status-6 (@Archer83Able) June 27, 2021
The air strikes came after Iraqi Kurdish officials said on June 26 that four explosive-laden drones hit locations outside the semi-autonomous region’s capital, Erbil. No casualties were reported.
The same day, the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), or Hashed al-Shaabi, a paramilitary alliance opposed to the U.S. presence in Iraq, held a military parade near Baghdad attended by senior officials, including Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
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PMUs should start killing NGOs in Kurds holds areas…you could hear Zion and yanqui cry right away. There so many “things” PMUs can kill in Iraq…fuking starts killing, Biden is Zion’s dog…he also loved killing Iraqi, did people forget who was dancing for Zion to invaded Iraq?
“PMUs should start killing NGOs in Kurds holds areas” You devil and coward! The U.S military kills you dogs and then you want to take revenge on civilians. Aren’t you the same bastards who keep singing about martyrdom? What happened to your mouthy bravery? American soldiers are right there for you to kill, and you have the missiles and drones to do so, but lack one thing: Courage. You’ve already lost this fight.
“You’ve already lost this fight.” If this is true, why are you so angry then? You should be jubilant but you dog bark so much all the time whining about the Iran, Iran and Iran just like Israeli Zionist Netanyahu.
What civilians? You mean CIA front NGO’s spreading venom in peaceful areas in the support of ISIS. In this case, you have point to be mad at PMU, the brave and courageous, who keep singing about martyrdom and facing ISIS Wahhabi terrorists and the US military power at the same time, and not hiding under the NATO’s ba*ls.
These are your favorite words one can find almost in every fantasy story line scripts of yours: “just imagine this…”, “just imagine that…”. I an being polite here by not calling you “loser” but you should pack and go back to play your fairy tales in your imaginations to conquer the world. LOL.
“You devil and coward!” The son h0e stfu, your pigs killed a kid… Your kind worship Devil’s sons Zion and Wahhabis kiddo.
US personel are noting more than terrorists in Irak. The government gave the order to leave Irak. Now US personel is a legitime target !!! Exterminate them. And put a contract on all the us presidents as war criminals !!!
“US personel are noting more than terrorists in Irak.” We know that already and have heard it a million times. The question is, what are you cowards going to do about the four dead militias? Pray that Trump or a republican doesn’t return to power in the next four years. Otherwise you guys haven’t started dying yet. Iran won’t let you attack American forces no matter how many of you Biden kills. Because the Americans have promised to make Iran pay a price like it did in January 2020.
That sand happens to be Shiite terrorists biting the dust. Let’s see if the cowards can muster any courage to retaliate
Be patient, Iron zion.
That’s not our gay Zion boy m8.
I like the smell of burnt cooked Shiite corpses in the morning, it makes not only me happy but the lord almighty lol
I digust smell of zionist in the morning or evening.
You are very angry on Shia. You should be. They just stopped and cooked your Zionist Wahhabeast terrorists, heart eating animals on their track on their mission to kill and enslave the people of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Palestine.
We challenge you tell your coward army Zionist to remove fighter jets and fight this same Shiite Face face in street war. or in the open land . then we see how brave your Zionist scum army are who always relay on Fighter jets for help and threaten other country with nuclear weapons’ . Zionist Israel and US only know how to kill women and children with airstrike and bullet. This the same shiite who stopped zionist devil from massacring’s million of people . but don’t worry army of Khurasan are ready and they are waiting for their 2 commander to lead them to get rid of all devil worshipper from the earth and the first one on the list is Wahhabi and Zionist scum like you have patient and wait for your turn. we have lot of patient but when Shia strike . you will not even have diaper’s
The criminality knows no bounds. Unfortunately there is no one to stop them. Call yourself a government and you can get away with just about anything.
US position in Iraq is ridiculous. They are hostile occupation force as Iraq parliament has requested they leave in 2020. US are occupying Iraq and are effectively at war with majority population – Iraq is well over 60% Shia Muslim. This is still occurring in 2021 – US invaded Iraq in 2003. US continued hostile presence in Iraq is exercise to simply maintain the post 2003 regional chaos and block Iraq from redeveloping as a sovereign nation.