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Iraqi resistance retaliates against Israeli atrocities in Gaza, targets Port of Ashdod

This picture show a general view of the Port of Ashdod in the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories on October 23, 2023. (Photo by Reuters)

Fighters from the Iraqi anti-terror resistance groups have launched a drone strike against targets at a strategic port in the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories in response to the Tel Aviv regime’s unrelenting ground and aerial offensives against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, in a statement published on its Telegram channel, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Port of Ashdod, located about 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) south of Tel Aviv, early on Tuesday.

It said the drone strike was carried out in line with struggle against the occupying Israeli regime, in support of Palestinians in Gaza, and in retaliation for the massacres that the usurping Zionist entity is perpetrating against women, children and elderly people in the coastal area.

The group noted that it will continue to target and destroy strategic sites across the occupied lands.

Earlier, Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing informed sources speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that a salvo of rockets had struck the US military base at the Conoco gas field in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

There were no immediate reports about the extent of damage at the military facility, and possible casualties.

Unmanned aerial vehicles also targeted Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, where US military forces are stationed on alleged training and advisory missions.

The strikes come amid smoldering anti-US sentiments in the region over Washington’s unconditional support for Israel’s atrocious onslaught against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks on the coastal enclave, targeting hospitals, residences, and houses of worship, since Palestinian resistance movements launched a surprise attack, dubbed Operation al-Aqsa Storm, against the regime on October 7.

At least 24,620 Palestinians have been killed, most of them women and children. Another 61,830 individuals have sustained injuries as well.

The United States, Israel’s biggest ally, has provided the regime with thousands of arms consignments since the initiation of the war.

The US House of Representatives on November 2 passed a standalone $14.3-billion military assistance package for Israel. The legislation, however, is yet to clear the Senate. 

Washington has also vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions that called on the occupying regime to cease its aggression.

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