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US Is Preparing Military Response To Wave Of Iranian-Backed Attacks On Its Forces In Iraq

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Over the past months, attacks on convoys of the US-led coalition moving military equipment and supplies have become an ordinary development in Iraq. Local Iranian-backed resistance groups demanding a US military withdrawal from the country have conducted over two dozen attacks so far. The most recent ones took place on September 22 and 23.

The September 22 attack erupted in the district of al-Dujayl, around 60 km to the north of Baghdad. According to Iraq’s Security Media Cell, the convoy was targeted with an improvised explosive device. No casualties were reported. On the afternoon of September 23, a second supply convoy of the U.S.-led coalition was targeted in the district of Awja, more than 160 km north of Baghdad.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq (also known as Ashab al-Kahf) claimed responsibility for the September 23 incident saying that several military vehicles belonging to British forces were damaged. Meanwhile, another group, the Breaker of Titans Company (Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin), said that it had attacked coalition convoys near the town of Hillah in Babylon province and in the district of Abu Ghraib west of Baghdad. In an official statement, the group claimed that it will continue attacks until U.S. forces are expelled from Iraq.

While regular attacks on supply convoys of the Coalition cause apparent media jitters, they have not caused any notable damage to the coalition forces themselves. Logistical and supply convoys are often operated by private military contractors and local forces affiliated with or just hired by the coalition.

The US military still has a strong presence at its fortified positions and remaining bases in central and northern Iraq. This year the Pentagon even reinforced the security of its forces by deploying Patriot surface-to-air missile and C-RAM (counter rocket, artillery, and mortar) systems. The C-RAM is now regularly employed to protect the US embassy area in Baghdad’s Green Zone from rocket strikes.

The US military has been also conducting active reconnaissance and electronic warfare operations to detect and suppress infrastructure of Iranian-backed forces working against its interests in the region. On September 24, a U.S. EC-130H Compass Call “electronic attack” aircraft was spotted over the southern and eastern regions of Iraq. The aircraft took off on September 24 from the Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi. After crossing the Persian Gulf, the aircraft entered Iraq’s airspace and flew between the southern province of Basrah and the eastern city of Kut in a line parallel to the Iraqi-Iranian border.

The Compass Call is a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules developed to disrupt enemy command and control communications, perform offensive counter-information operations and carry out other kinds of electronic attacks. The U.S. Air Force’s EC-130Hs carry out missions over the Persian Gulf on a regular basis. Nevertheless, previously they rarely flew over Iraq.

Pro-Iranian sources claim that the increased US military and intelligence activity near Iranian borders are an indication of the US-Israeli preparations for aggressive actions in Iran. Despite this, in the current conditions, an open Iranian-US conflict in the Persian Gulf region in the near future remains an unlikely scenario. At the same time, the proxy conflict between Iranian-led forces and the US-Israeli-led bloc have been escalating.

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shylockracy

The globalist terrorist Ziocorporatists are creeping ever closer to war, the UAE/Saudi Ziowahhabis finally went public as guard dogs of empire they’ve always been since the British empire fabricated them, Qatar, which is supposedly “pro-Iran”, is hosting more US troops than ever and ISISrael is planning to join the Salafi ISlamist side in Yemen. Iran’s been preparing for this for over 40 yrs, it’s now China and Russia’s time to define whether Eurasia, and the world remains a Zioterrorist playground as it’s been for the last 150 years.

Assad must stay

Inshallah iran wins

Raptar Driver

It seems Russia and china are already Zionist controlled.

HiaNd

There will be always some idiot screaming on top of his lungs “Zionist’s!”
There will be always somebody accusing Russia and China of being “Zionists” even if WW3 starts.
Why don’t you just shut up Americunt?

Raptar Driver

More name calling from a child.
If only you had my experience you wouldn’t be so ignorant?

Pork

Truly, you are a fool.

James

There are traitors on all sides.

Traiano Welcome

China is eating zionists for breakfast.

d'Artagnan

Russia perhaps, China not likely.

guest

Russia is severely weakened by the Jew 5th column and unless the oligarchs are neutralized Russia will remain weak and a target for US and Zionist destabilization.

Daily Beatings

China? No, they’re already cutting a 25 year deal with Iran worth billions. When the US leaves I see the same level of deal making with Iraq. US loses, EU loses, and China wins. MAGA (Make Asia Great Again)

HiaNd

You people are always into Russia and China “must” defend Syria, Venezuela, Iran etc.
How about those countries defending themselves above all.
It is logical that Russia and China will try to help but not replace Iran in the role of defender.
I doubt that Iran would even want that.
Iran is about so sign contract to buy weapons from Russia. It is question of days.
And China trip will follow after that I am sure.

hans meiser

iran will not buy weapons from russia iran needs transport choppers so it will probably get a few mi26 and a few 100s -1000 mi 8 but that is basically the largest sell russia will do

NatureTruth

thought Iran will buy hundred of advanced J11 & JF17 from China to replace its obsolete F2 US warplanes? Also HQ9/11 SAM air defense, AIP submarines, 5G comm, electronic jamming, etc. That’s part $200B oil-for-barter trade deal.

hans meiser

iran doesnt need weapons of non iranian warfare doctrines

hans meiser

irans doctrine is til now the most effective warfare doctrine developed on post modern warfare and no country on the planet can send more warheads towards its enemies than iran can even the usa besides 1000 warplanes cant send more than 10000 warheads a day unlike iran who can sends much more than that

Pork

And, just to add, it is a much more cost effective strategy for fending off adversaries coming from miles away using borrowed money with a population on the brink.

hans meiser

iran did figure out ways to defeat the soviet style of military and the american style of military so irans doctrines and military is designed to cut every attempts of a miltary like the american one short so america cant even do something if it wanted

hans meiser

if iran has atleast 200 large transport choppers than the mountain region are also not as much of a problem for us anymore to pass and any attack against iran would end up badly because we would cease or destroy the whole assets worldwide of the attackers

hans meiser

if america wants to beat us they will have to learn to fight like us and that means that they would have to reach nearly structureless control in the region to have a militia ready in any place of chosing and time of chosing but even the daesh attempt was a huge disaster for them

hans meiser

america has less wet pants to fight a war against china than it has with iran because the undisclosed iranian possibilities are kind of frightening

hans meiser

example russia doctrine would basically put for supression a few rocket pods on a mi8 or mi26 and maybe a mg but iranian would put standoff missiles on it and large size air launched ballistic missiles or even air launched suicide drones maybe even energy weapon and electronic warfare weapon

hans meiser

today iran has subterrain missile pods buried all over iran which fire subterrain to air or subterrain to ground or subterrain to sea missiles depending on missile inside the pods and these pods might be buried all around iran and iran also announced it has subterrain pods for shallow sea which get buried under the seabed stationed in the persian gulf and already in the indian ocean and enemies wont even know what hit them when a supercavitating missile fires out of one of these pods iran also has large missile cities and silos but these became kind of useless today and will rather get used for defensive means than storage

HiaNd

Iranians can defend Iran they need no baby sitter, China and Russia will help

d'Artagnan

The resistance forces in Iraq are having a very deadly, costly and demoralizing impact on US occupation forces and they are stuck in a similar quagmire akin to the Saudis in Yemen. The only reason the US and its vassals are occupying Iraq is to plunder its oil and natural resources, but that is creating massive poverty and further resistance to the US occupation. It is highly unlikely that the battered US will be taking on Iran in a direct military confrontation.

Icarus Tanović

Well said brother, well said. Gonna save this one.

HiaNd

The resistance movement should change their tactics.
Multiple rockets fired from MLRS are quite easy to be tracked and if the US artillery units are on stand buy Iraqi resistance can receive retaliation “answer” on their rockets in minute or two.

Cromwell

I think massive IEDs are the way to go.

HiaNd

I agree…they r cheap and reliable…effective also

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

Paul the zionist, dont like your comment. Thihi.

HiaNd

welcome to the club, I already have habit to be down voted

Traiano Welcome

Getting downvoted by Zionists means you’re doing well. Keep it up :-)

Paul’s downvotes means you pissed off a paid rental zionist troll.

d'Artagnan

Paul is supposedly an Indian kid that posts fantastical comments on pathetically weak and primitive India and its upcoming delusional victory over China. He is perhaps a call center version of hasbara outsourced due to financial difficulties in Israel these days.

PZIVJ

Iraqi resistance should keep this up as harassment fire. Are you serious that the US would do counter battery fire into Baghdad area?? They seem to be on the defensive lately and pulling out some troops.
Not so sure about the article title “US IS PREPARING MILITARY RESPONSE” :/

HiaNd

Technically it is very feasible, at least that is what every military with advanced military capabilities would do normally.
How else could they prevent those rockets? By gatling guns and AA rockets? That is far too expensive defensive option. The price of ammunition and missiles can quickly rise to tens of millions. But who knows maybe it is what MIC wants them to do …To keep shooting those missiles because tax payer is cash cow.
Anyways “military response” can’t be special ops intervention team team on choppers because too slow. By the time they arrive resistance will be gone.

Traiano Welcome

“Multiple rockets fired from MLRS on “green zone” are quite easy to be tracked”

I see reports that they are automating the firing. The trigger is remote.

HiaNd

Good! So they leave launchers, they don’t reuse them I suppose…
If they have no problem always making new that is the best…the safest option

Traiano Welcome

Exactly. Over the last year I’ve seen news reports of katyusha batteries being found concealed under trapdoors in abandoned houses. You’ll note there’s also reports of Katyushas on abandoned trucks found by the roadside.

Hit and run.

PS.: Some kebab downvoted you.

Pork

Made in China…fire forget, 10 for 10 bucks…and they work.

Cromwell

Burn Baby Burncomment image

verner

but better yet had it been a jewish settlement on the west bank burning burning. no one needs the jews!

Lone Ranger

Crumbling U.S. Empire…

d'Artagnan

It was all an illusion created by Hollywood and Bilderberg media and in reality since Vietnam, the US has been on a downward trajectory and the endless Zionist fanned wars in the Middle East just hastened the decline and now that is irreversible as economic, strategic, political and military power has shifted to Eurasia, with China at the helm.

Aquilegia

USA almost collapsed in very early 1970s as Vietnam drew towards a close (economically and in societal terms, like it is doing today), but it was only saved by finding a way to get worlds largest oil producers in the middle east to only accept US dollars as payment for oil. Furthermore this enabled to become a parasite of the world economy through long term and unlimitedly negative Balance of Payments, which enabled unlimited domestic spending and free “stuff” from the rest of the world.

christianblood

Indeed!

Assad must stay

Exploding convoys hahahahahahaha too funny

<>

About time.

d'Artagnan

A shameless brat like you is still posting wishful thinking? How is your one child invasion of Lebanon going :)

<>

Not bad, seems like the other side understood our messages.

Daily Beatings

… of killing women and children. You must be so proud.

guest

What messages? Zionist are chicken cowards eh.

hans meiser

haifa will soon enough get leveled so this pathetic joke of a zionist here really doesnt understand his position

hans meiser

i tell you january will be a month you will remember because every single year going forward you will lose something big and important like haifa and many things going forward on this month year after year after year until you are done and gone

hans meiser

go join your rabbis and militaries in crying in a chor about their miserable future ahead

François

Forget about this piece of shit. Seems to be a young stupid idiot. Yesterday he proclaimed he would kill every Shia people. Directly inspired by Shoah. Well, Israël got its legitimacy thanks to nazis hard job… Disgusting people…

guest

Hasbara has hired idiot teenage punks to spread hate and this one is a peculiarly moronic cretin who has aspirations to be a “warrior| albeit a internet trolling one.

hans meiser

dear imp the only thing america is preparing itself is to run and leave you in the dark

hans meiser

america will run so fast you wont understand what will happen and next day they are already gone

Jens Holm

flies love dirt. I prefare none ot them.

igybundy

Remember how this started with the US targeting Iraqi military to stop them from opening the crossing to Syria..

Whats this will do is to now directly target US invaders instead of just their supplies.. These pompus gas bags have brains of rock..

cechas vodobenikov

these low intensity proxy wars reflect cowardice—USA can only impose sanctions and tariffs to prevent their incompetent empire from collapsing—predicted by Jameson, Orlov, Galtung to collapse in less than 10 years
the amerikan ruling class will never permit their incompetent military (ranked # 35 in the most recent international war games competition) to embarrass themselves in a real war. this would reduce their money and investments to nearly nothing. I suspect that they do not wish to relocate to their under ground bunkers in NZ, Patagonia

alel

since ww2 ..dark forces that DOMINATED this world..LIES…in all front..of social life all over thge world..one of the best lies ..is taht THEY ARE ENEMIES…rUSiA…or RusIa…are the main 2 forces that has been …a deep FARCE and incremented by hollywood garbage..and manipulated by TV shows…many people..all over the world still belives this crap…of wes and east…or comunism..and democracys…in this world those who has the money ant the ..INTELLIGENCE…or AI..dominates all over the world…the protocol of the wize of zion …the talmudics..are are reality..yes read the first protocol..nd see that more the 1 ..century ago IS THE SAME path.. of course zionism..has invented a new MASK….SOCIALISM… they belive the SINCE THEY CREATED ATOMIC BOMBS ARE SPREAD ALL OVER THE WORLD THEY BECAME THE KINGS..and no one or anibody will oposse..their will..and not enough with this …reagan dream on to put this weapon in the atmosphere..and according to him and his followers ..DESTROYED anyone that oposses democracy…..well the destrction of the 3 ..ships..that they took from russian teaches them a lesson…now chinese and indians…and arabs…wants to ASSALT THE MOON…elders brothers ARE HERE +BEFORE THE CREATION OF MANKIND..call werever you want it…the FORCES THAT CREAT THIS PLANET NOW ARE STARTING TO DESTROY AS….IT WILL BE PAIN ALL OVER THE WORLD..those who call themselves ..chosen one will paid the price and his followers…history REPEATS AGAIN AND AGAIN YOU NEVER LEARN..WHIT LOVE ..LEARN WITH PAIN AND SORROW.

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