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AUGUST 2020

U.S. Announces Strikes Against ‘Iranian-backed Forces’ In Iraq, Syria

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U.S. Announces Strikes Against 'Iranian-backed Forces' In Iraq, Syria

US-led coalition F-15 over Euphrates Valley

The U.S. military announced on December 29 that it had launched “precision defensive strikes” on five positions of Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) in Iraq and Syria.

In an official statement, the army said that the strikes were a response to the repeated KH attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces.

“The five targets include three KH locations in Iraq and two in Syria. These locations included weapon storage facilities and command and control locations that KH uses to plan and execute attacks on OIR coalition forces,” the statement, which was released by the Pentagon, reads.

The army also held KH responsible for the recent attack on the U.S. K1 base in Iraq’s Kirkuk. A U.S. military contractor was killed in the attack, which was carried out with Iranian-made rockets.

The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a coalition that includes KH, confirmed that U.S. strikes targeted positions of its 45th and 46th Brigades in western Anbar and near the border with Syria.

According to the an initial statement by the PMU command, “dozens” of Iraqi fighters were killed or injured as a result of the strikes.

Arab sources, including Sky News Arabia, al-Arabiya and al-Mayadeen, claimed that prominent leaders of the PMU, including Abu Ali al-Khazali, were among the casualties. However, this has not been confirmed, yet.

Earlier this year, the PMU vowed to respond to any attack by U.S. or Israel on its troops using “advanced weapons.” A threat that may turn into a reality in the few upcoming days.

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  • World_Eye

    If KH don’t respond they would be seen as weak and they would be bullied by the US with attacks all the time. Does Iraq have any air-defense as Pantsir S-1 or smt, to shoot at those nasty F 16s or Navy launched F 18s?

  • John

    And so it begins ……..

    • World_Eye

      It must begin at some point the world got to toxic from American bullying and the Zionists blood thirsty hienas.

    • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

      The Anglo-Zionist MIC must feel good about the forces they’ve amassed in the region to begin initiating what appears a phase in their warped strategy. Never doing anything to help bring people up and into a better world. Stuck in the 17th (or whatever) century, these fruitloops.

      • You can call me Al

        Those forces could all be dead in a matter of minutes now. So be it.

  • MADE MAKER

    USA Planned to Attack these places they needed an excuse which they made by Killing their own and Blaming IRAN ..False Flag ..Bombing 5 Position in 2 Countries ..American TERRORIST

  • AJ

    How do they know it was Iranian militia who attacked the bases it could have been Isis cells – I suppose it doesnt really matter if it gives them an excuse to hit back at Iran.

    • John Mason

      US excuse is that the attackers used Iranian munitions; rather stupid and naive excuse. In other words the global community has the right to attack the US because terrorists and rogue states use US weapons.

  • Vitex

    The zionist proxy airforce. What’s “defensive” about a US aircraft bombing targets in Syria??

    • Fleecing Rabbi

      Zionists are hell bent on stoking a destructive war using the dumbass lardass American trailer trash as cannon fodder for Yinon plan, Mazal Tov!

    • d’Artagnan

      It does not take the strategic genius of Clausewitz to know that the Zionists are pushing an ignorant, arrogant and racist braindead US population into a very endless sapping war with the entire Arab and Muslim world, despite the fact that the Wahhabi puppet regimes of Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf petro-pimpdoms and Egypt’s corrupt Sisi led military dictatorship are supporting the Zionist occupation of Palestine, the holocaust of Yemen and brutal occupation of Syria, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. The crux of the matter is the US and NATO vassals catastrophic genocidal occupation of Iraq since 2003, cold blooded murder of over 2 million civilians, displacement of 15 million refugees all over the region including a million to Europe. US, Zionists and the NATO puppet regimes actively promoted Wahhabi/Salafist terror in the region and are blaming Iran for the subsequent natural resistance to an very brutal occupation and open handed theft of Iraqi and Syrian natural resources. US is bragging about the daylight theft of 300,000 barrels of Syrian oil via Turkey and Kurdish regions to sell and fund both Kurdish and ISIS terrorism. Both, Ira

      • PZIVJ

        Excellent post ! :)

        • d’Artagnan

          It is a fair and objective assessment thank you. Zionist agenda since the collapse of the USSR power balance has been to weaken the Arab and Muslim world by insidious intrigue and collaboration with puppet Sunni/Wahhabi regimes, mostly Saudis and UAE and mercenary Egypt. However, the main cannon fodder for the Yinon Plan are the braindead Americans who are getting deeper and deeper in a endless morass in the region, while rest of world led by China moves on. Iranian, Chinese and Russian navies have just concluded very successful naval exercises in a wide area of Indian ocean. After these joint war games, Russia has flatly rejected US and Zionist pathetic demands to continue the illegal arms embargo on Iran.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUsjvcH2GQc

    • Pave Way IV

      Defensive. In this sense:

      “…The Iraqi military launched on December 29 a large-scale military operation, dubbed Will of Victory 8, against ISIS cells in different parts of the country…”

      The PMUs in al Qaim (45th, 46th brigades) were part of that.

      “…The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a coalition that includes KH, confirmed that U.S. strikes targeted positions of its 45th and 46th Brigades in western Anbar and near the border with Syria…”

      ‘Defensive’… you know, for the Israeli Foreign Legion (formerly known as CENTCOM) and their ISIS proxies along the Iraqi-Syrian border… get it?

  • Rhodium 10

    And Now ISIS have green light to launch offensive in Al Anbar and east Syria….

  • Mike

    Phony attack on U.S. base with one expendable mercenary dead designed to pathetically provoke Iran.

    • d’Artagnan

      That is a sound assessment.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    So that is 2020 mapped out.
    War properly unwrapped between the Anglo-Zionists and the Resistance.
    Go long on oil and gas, buy shares in Raytheon and Islamic finance banks.

    • Lazy Gamer

      2020 could also be a year for break out technologies

  • Karen Bartlett

    The US has no evidence that it was Hezbollah which attacked. As mentioned elsewhere, it could have been ISIS. These types of weapons were “looted” by ISIS previously. They just want war (and war profits) with Iran. Idiotas.

    • Dick Von Dast’Ard

      Trump and Netanyahu love talking about making deals, probably time to give them an incentive to do so.

      Trade up rather than trade down.

    • PZIVJ

      Appears all 5 strikes where against PMU positions around the AL Qaim border crossing into Syria. That is a very long distance from Kirkuk, Seems rather suspicious that this area is always targeted.

      • Ronald

        They want to keep that border crossing shut down.

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        PMU needs solid air defenses to down these jets

        • d’Artagnan

          It is time for Iran and Russia to some extent to make a serious air defence commitment to Syria. Lebanon and Iraq. The local resistance forces need a more proactive IED and ambush approach to the US occupation and a much higher casualty rate for the occupation savages who rely on air power to kill civilians.

          • Selbstdenker

            check the krakatoa device and its simplicity. Should be possible to manufacture this anywhere in the world.

        • Azriel Herskowitz

          Down the jets? Stop dreaming. If they even managed to down one jet, all of their bases across Iraq would be obliterated by stealth F-35s.

          • Superfly
          • LR captain

            hey iran downed at reaper-9 they can down other stuff too

          • Free man

            Russian websites reveal that Iranian BAVAR 373 air defense systems were deployed on the bombed sites. And failed to evey locate the Americans F-15 Americans.

          • LR captain

            facts are facts and the fact is a reaper 9 was downed by Iran end of story. nothing you say really is true anymore.

            i am also not delusional it is you who is thinking that US can walk right into iran wipe them out. That is not the case and Iran force the US to pay heavy price in blood and it won’t be one or two contractors. by personnel from the navy air force and ground forces. Americans will not care about 20 Iranian dead, they will only care about the US soldiers that is dead.

          • Luke Hemmming

            Your avatar picture reminds me of that pedo priest that used to screw altar boys…waaaaaaaahhhhhhhh OMFG ITS YOU! Who let you out of prison?

    • Jake321

      Any Islamist in a storm is fine with me. If Islamist Iran wants war or plays games against the US and Israel, it will get war. Will not be much left of Iran if so. Nor of the Palestinians who will yet again pick the losing side.

      • Concrete Mike

        A stupid.comment from.a.dumb airchair general.

        Your blanket term.islamist is.an imeffectual.strawman argument, i see right through it, and i drank 12 beers.

        You really gotta.work.on your.material wohl, your fucking terrible at this!

        • Jake321

          Your 12 beers show in your disjointed and muddled post.

  • Azriel Herskowitz

    Mullah backed Shia backed terrorists had it coming to them. They thought they could get away with killing an American without a response. This is just one strike and over 20 of them are dead and more wounded. Next time America won’t hold back and strike many of their targets at once.

    • Fog of War

      Blood libel , isn’t it ? Your kind only proves the ” caricatures ” to be based on solid truth. Keep posting, it makes our job easier.

      • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

        Finally blocked that cretin.

        • Concrete Mike

          Yeah i should probably do the same. Ill open another michelobs instead, cheers brother!

      • Fleecing Rabbi

        He is a fraud and imposter and real enemy of peace loving Mizrahi who face racism in occupied Palestine. Once an AshkeNAZI always a NAZI.

        • Jake321

          A Mizrahi Israeli will shoot you just as dead as any Ashkenazi.

        • d’Artagnan

          Zionism is vile Jew racism and the worst form of Apatheid as it is funded by western taxpayers.

    • Concrete Mike

      Ole fuck too many adjectives there buddy.

      For.someone with a phd your sentence structures are awful.
      Im french and write better than your white ass!

    • LR captain

      when Zion lion is not even defending you it shows how little merit.you even have.

  • That ain’t good,I can see they responded back to the USA strike and this could go back and fourth and it may lead to a big war unless once side back down.

    • You can call me Al

      Logical, but those days of backing down are not there anymore.

      • Jake321

        Then bye bye Islamist Iran.

        • Fleecing Rabbi

          You are an evil Jew arse boil.

          • Jake321

            Well, maybe but a truth teller.

        • Raptar Driver

          And btw bye Zionist fake Israel.

        • Luke Hemmming

          Keep dreamin’. Ain’t gonna happen semen breath.

        • bob

          Its bye bye Iran anyway

          American max pressure is working wonderfully, the Iranian regime is weak and forced to do stupid things like shoot down the American drone

          Iran doesn’t have an economy fit for the last century never mind the 21st, the best thing will be to allow it to carry on, after all i think it was Napoleon who said never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake and Iran are like some sort of world champions on their current form

  • Rhodium 10

    ISIS air force!..now time to launch missile and drones vs US Al Tanf base!

  • Rhodium 10

    Accord Almasdar another US base have been attacked near Baghdad…

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    please strike back PMU, dont let these bastards get away

    • Jake321

      Sure. Such fun. Your friends make such nice targets.

    • Azriel Herskowitz

      Strike back with what? More Katyusha’s? And have the USAF kill 50 more of them in airstrikes? Be realistic. Your Shia terrorist friends are scared and know what will happen if they try more attacks.

      • Luke Hemmming

        If be more scared of you if I was an altar boy at your church. Mentle note, don’t turn your back on this fucker unless you want your ass stuffed with shriveled dick.

  • You can call me Al

    You disgusting murderous swines… you shall reap, what you have sown you Yank scum.

    • Jake321

      Well, your Islamist Iranian controlled Shi’a sure are reaping what they sowed. I do note that your goon friends there and in Syria haven’t had the balls to try anything against the Israelis who have been blowing them up all over the place with impunity.

      • Fleecing Rabbi

        You are archtypical scum that gives peaceful Jews a bad name and then we wonder why the world and humanity hate us. תאבד זיון אמא.

        • Concrete Mike

          I dont hate you brother. I truly dont. Your people are being set up.

          Ive told iron zion this many times lately. I truly beleive the israeli population will be hung out to dry, after generations of indoctrination by the zionists.

          You are a real jew, and as a real person of faith you deserve love and respect.

          Together we can stop this incoming calamity.

          • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

            Much like how the more rabid Zionists among factions of the European (and Russian, then Soviet) elite left their lesser (less equal than others I guess?) brethren to fend for themselves in the whiplash, resolving of physical laws, pendulum, what have you, swings back harder the more forceful you push the other way, as they did with WW1 and the space between culiminating in WW2, the blow-back. “They” sure made it out of there alive and most with their wealth in tow, and whatever influence they brought over and later worked their craft on their new host, I mean, nation, culture, traditions. Millions of the less so fortunate were left to their fates (having helped to whip up the Nazis into the more of a frenzy, since whatever Hitler had outlined, grievances, shame over the dictates to then Weimar Germany following WW1, Treaty of Versailles.) Well said, Concrete Mike! I salute thee with a cold one (Founders’ Dirty Bastard, after Cashew Chicken leftovers, and I don’t drink too often. Treating myself tonight, however!) Bring ’em on! (Reminds me of the song, ‘Luck of the Irish’ by John Lennon. Such was the Irish peoples’ fate, as also similarly pertains to present day Israel and the cold reality that you have illustrated, that at the end of the day, everyone is expendable. What then? (esp after any irrecoverable, dynamic crash of financial system in the US, who fills their shoes, will put up the funding to the tune of billions $$ a year?? Is a rather delicate, vulnerable situation the Jews have found themselves (yet again!) and have nobody else to blame but themselves. Nature is raw, cruel, merciless. Law of the jungle. Only the strong survives. Even the best of the best get taken down (at least a notch or two if not absolutely, altogether!)

            History is a guide. Survival of the fittest, isn’t it? We all are part of nature. Some like to think a bit differently. That they transcend nature or are special, ‘chosen’, perhaps possessing super powers? If they can’t exist (as a nation) w/o external help (from the likes of the US empire) and also co-opting and positioning to large stake in the governing of said empire.

            Strange times, nothing has changed, has it? Now I see why they say history rhymes. May as well throw one back, put your feet up and enjoy, appreciate what we have right now, the present is truly all we have. No shame.

            Nothing but love for humanity. Been under a spell or otherwise preoccupied for a while but I have a feeling we’ll be back up to our old selves again, killing it! Being beautiful, as Jimi Hendrix would say. Groovy! Haha the psychopaths hate us for that, imo. That we can rock (the masses)! Long live rock! haha

        • Toni Liu

          Actually we hate your warmongering zio but because they had more famous than your peaceful jew communities, its hard not paint all of you with wide brush unless you distance yourselves against them we will always be misunderstanding forever, especially if evil wohl brother come out

      • You can call me Al

        I am British you wank stain.

    • Raptar Driver

      And don’t forget the Limey scum.

    • Azriel Herskowitz

      Keep dreaming Al

  • liberty lover

    We’re heading into an election year and I don’t think the Pentagon has the stomach for a renewed Shia uprising. This attack was meant to scare but I think long term it is a bluff. If the PMUs call this bluff by retaliating then they could successfully drive out US forces from the region. There are many nice targets for them there from the numerous bases to the greenzone. If an Iraqi Shia uprising becomes front and center in the media Americans will start asking what the hell are we still doing there? In an election year that is not a question that will easily be ignored.

    • Jake321

      If you missed it, there has been a Shi’a upraising going on in Iraq for weeks now…AGAINST the Islamist Iranian Shi’a and their lap puppy militias there. Try to keep up.

      • Fleecing Rabbi

        תפנו לעצמכם אמא אבודה פרצוף קטן וחרא.

      • Concrete Mike

        Bullshit. The uprising was never agaimst iran. Stop spreading your shit everywhere, we dont want your pinkeye.

        • Azriel Herskowitz

          Iran and its militias have murdered thousands of protesters for protesting against Iranian influence in their politics. Nobody except you actually denies that there is an uprising going on against the Iranian control over the Iraqi government.

          • verner

            and the israelis, the squatters, the hymies, have murdered hundred of thousands of their neighbours over the last 100 years and that is why the criminal enterprise israel must be destroyed to the last squatter, till the time palestine is in every respect free from the jewish criminals pretending to be in favour of democracy. when they in fact are just criminals in favour of thievery and murder and land-grabbing to the n’th degree. the squatters shall be made to leave, voluntary or be wet stains in the sand of palestine and as long as the squatters are allowed to operate their criminal enterprise there is no peace in the middle east – in fact the israel and peace is an oxymoron and to achieve peace in the middle east, the squatters need to be eliminated. for good!

          • Luke Hemmming

            BULLSHIT!! It was the Zionist kiddie fuckers that have done this. In other words your brethren

          • bob

            Iran is ” fucking” itself into oblivion, no one else can be blamed apart from the Iranian regime, they put the cost of fuel up, which caused the riots, which the regime put down by killing hundreds of its own citizens, its their stupid attack on the Saudi oil industry was also their fault nobody else, oh and that cost them big, because it apparently really pissed the Chinese off, who then cancelled a multi billion dollars gas deal, idiot’s!

            The mystery is why do you want to support this dumb regime?

            It really isn’t going anywhere, so why?

          • bob

            They don’t get it my friend

            They get to much, if not all their news from twisted propaganda, a good deal of it Russian in origin, such as RT which unfortunately attracts anti western useful idiots like flys to shit!

            So you get all these idiots spouting off, more often than not from America or that anti Semitic idiot George Galloway about how wonderful Iran is, or Venezuela or how beastly we in the free west are to the poor old Russians, they never consider for one minute that these countries are a continuous living nightmare disaster zone, who’ve created most of the problems they have by their own stupidity, no, always someone else’s fault, usually America, or NATO or Israel, they never stop to think Syria has been run into the ground by a family dynasty of criminals, nope just the nasty western obsession with regime change

            The trouble is these people on this site like many other’s really are being played, useful idiots doesn’t do it justice to how utterly thick this lot are

  • Damien C

    Well if Iran does have ADS to the same or even half standard as the s300 as they claimed earlier this year it wouldn’t be the hardest job to imagine why the U.S targeted regional proxies instead of Iran proper.
    The fact that they targeted Iranian backed forces as a response to the attack on their base suggests they believe Iran was heavily involved. Ye tthat said they deliberately avoided direct conflict with actual Iranian military infrastructure this implies that there is a serious concern for Iranian ADS capabilities.
    The strikes on the PMU positions was also achieved because there was no prior notification given to Russian/Syrian command centres by the USAF. This is something they would not be able to do so easily if there was a No-Fly zone over the region to anything other than friendly forces

  • jim crowland

    Death and more deaths, russians bombing civilians, assad gassing around, hezbolla sending rocktes all over the place,knowing either israel or the us will respond, when is this going to stop?

    • Fleecing Rabbi

      Never until all Jews and their evil is destroyed. It shame that Adolf was working with them.

    • Concrete Mike

      Your an idiot, sorry if.im blunt.

      Assad NEVER gassed anynody. If he would have, tens of thousands would have died.

      You jave no idea.how chemical.weapons work do you?

      This can all stop.with a fair agreement with the palestinians, israel and usa are non agreement capable unfortunatly.

      We in the west can only blame ouraelves for all the misery.in the middle east.
      We owe our good standard of living to plundering the rest of the world.

      Until you recognize that, your part of the problem.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    So what the Yanks appear to be trying to do is clear a pathway for their oil plundering’s and pilfering’s from out of Syria.

    They make vermin look welcome.

  • Icarus Tanović

    This won’t wnd well for Americans.

    • d’Artagnan

      That is exactly what I have elaborated. The US idiots are being goaded into a swan song war that will eventually bring thousands of body bags and end in the destruction of the Zionist parasites.

  • NightTrain

    Gateway to another shit storm when we should have pulled out and left the place already.

    • Toni Liu

      Because oil is more expensive than any kind shit storm they expect to be happened there

  • Joao Alfaiate

    A most interesting development! How will the Gov’t of Iraq respond to the US killing of Iraqis on Iraqi soil? Will the Iraqi Gov’t do and say nothing and demonstrate they are completely subservient to the USA and israel? Or???

    • Lazy Gamer

      Today seems to be also saddam husseins death anniversary. Coincidence?

  • Boxman

    The Iraqi govt has been wanting to get the US forces out of their country ever since the defeat of ISIS was completed. Iraqis know it was the US that unleashed ISIS upon them in the first place, that the US can never be trusted as an ally because their primary loyalty is to Israel & Saudi. Iraq knows the US will betray them on a massive scale down the road; airstrikes like this are just the beginning.

    Iraq’s only hope is to become a protectorate of Russia like Syria has done. Even this won’t spare them from pinprick air strikes but it will save them from regime change.

  • Rodney Loder

    The Kurd President of Iraq made a grandstand play to take control of the demonstrators by refusing to pass on the name of the new PM by the majority Coalition al-Bina, so he’s resigned, this coincided with the attacks near the US basis, maybe on the US bases I’m not sure, but it looks like a Kurd orchestrated operation.

    I don’t think the Sadrists will like Barham al-Salih the X Kurdish President posing as the king of the street, Muqtada al-Sadr is, and Ayatollah Sayyed al-Sistani is second in control, this could spell a backlash for the Kurdish swine in iraq., hope so.

  • Selbstdenker

    If they would have used US made rockets, would US have attacked themselfes?