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Iraqi resistance forces launch attacks on two US bases

The photo shows a view of the US-run Ain al-Asad Airbase in al-Anbar Province, Ira. (By AFP)

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, says it has conducted attacks on two US occupation bases in the Arab country. 

In a statement released on Saturday, the group claimed responsibility for a drone strike against the US-run Ain al-Asad Airbase in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar.

It said that Ababil-2T unmanned aerial vehicle had "directly hit its target” during the operation.

Later in the day, the resistance group announced that it had targeted the al-Harir Airbase housing the American troops with two drones.

The base is situated near Erbil International Airport in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region.

Saturday’s operations were the fourth and fifth against the US-run facilities in Iraq over the past three days.

They came after Iraqi resistance factions warned the United States against funding and supporting Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah threatened to target American bases in Iraq and the entire region if Washington intervenes in the ongoing Gaza war.

Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance group Hamas waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity.

The Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 4,385 Palestinians, including 1,756 children, and injured 13,561 others in its relentless aerial assaults.

Israel has also blocked water, food and electricity to Gaza, plunging the coastal enclave into a humanitarian crisis.

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