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An airstrike may have hit the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces base in Kalsu

An airstrike may have hit the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces base in Kalsu

According to security sources, an airstrike was launched on an Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces base in Kalsu on Friday, MTI reported.

According to the Popular Mobilization Forces, a powerful explosion occurred at their base, located about 50 kilometers from Baghdad, resulting in personal injuries and property damage. Sources at nearby Hilla Hospital reported that one soldier was killed and six wounded guardian Referring to Agence France-Presse, he writes about eight wounded.

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Wounded people receive treatment at Al-Hilla Hospital after an airstrike hit the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces base in Kalsu on April 19, 2024.

Photography: Karar Jabbar/Agence France-Presse

It is not yet known who carried out the operation, but the United States said that the US military was not behind the attack.

The Popular Mobilization Forces were created as an umbrella organization for various armed groups, including pro-Iranian formations, and were later recognized by Iraqi authorities as an official security force. Certain factions within the Popular Mobilization Forces participated in missile and drone attacks against US forces in Iraq during the first months of the Israeli offensive in Gaza, but the group halted the attacks in early February, according to reports. Sky News.

Early Friday, Iran was attacked by an Israeli drone that targeted an air base near a nuclear facility.

All of this happened after Iran launched more than two hundred drones and missiles against Israel on April 13. Tehran claimed that the attack was in response to a suspected Israeli attack on its Syrian consulate that killed 13 people.

Israel had previously indicated at the time that it would respond in order to deter Iran from launching further missile attacks, and the Iranian army commander said that they believed that the drone attack that targeted Israel “achieved all of its goals.”

The United States said that it would not engage in any Israeli response to avoid escalation of the attack, and then the British and American governments announced the imposition of sanctions on Iran because of the attack on Israel.

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