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Iraqi resistance launches drone attack on Israel’s naval facility

File photo shows Iraqi resistance fighters during a parade in the capital Baghdad. (Photo by Reuters)

Iraq’s anti-terror resistance groups have launched a drone attack on a strategic naval facility in the Israeli-occupied territories in retaliation for the regime’s months-long genocidal war on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, which is a coalition of anti-terror fighters, was cited by the resistance-affiliated Sabereen News as saying that the strike targeted Zevulun naval facility near the port city of Haifa on Sunday

There were no reports on the extent of damage and number of possible casualties.

Lebanon's Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network confirmed the drone strike on Zevulun and said the attack was in support of the steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Last week, the Iraqi resistance groups said they had entered the second phase of their anti-Israel operations, which “ensures enforcing the blockade on Zionist maritime navigation in the Mediterranean and putting the entity’s ports out of service.”

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has expanded its targeting circle following the Israeli regime’s adamant refusal to implement a ceacefire and put an end to 113 days of brutal aggresssion against Palestinians in Gaza.

Earlier in the day, the Iraqi resistance was reported to have targeted six US occupation bases in Syria and Iraq in reprisal for Washington’s unwavering support for the Israeli war on the besiegded territory.

There are roughly 2,500 American troops in Iraq and some 900 in Syria as part of what Washington claims to be a fighting force against Daesh.

The US has maintained its presence, although, the Arab countries and their allies defeated the Takfiri terrorist group in late 2017.

According to US officials, over 118 attacks against American troops in Iraq and Syria have been reported since mid-October as anti-US sentiments are running high across the region over Washington’s firm support for the Israeli war on Gaza.

The Iraqi resistance forces have targeted major US-occupied military bases in Iraq and Syria, warning the United States against funding and supporting Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza.

More than 26,000 Palestinians, some 70 percent of whom are women, children, and adolescents, have been killed in the brutal onslaught so far, while 64,100 others have been injured.

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