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Iraqi resistance forces target Haifa port with drones

Israeli security and emergency personnel inspect a damaged car following a reported attack near the naval base in the coastal city of Haifa on January 29, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Iraqi resistance forces have launched a drone attack on the port city of Haifa in the Israeli-occupied territories in retaliation for the regime’s brutal war against the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on Thursday, saying Iraqi resistance forces will continue to target the occupying regime until the complete “destruction of enemy strongholds.”

“In continuation of our approach to resisting the occupation and supporting our people in Gaza, our [fighters], using drones, attacked the port of Haifa in our occupied territories in Palestine,” the statement said.

The attack marks the fourth time the Islamic Resistance in Iraq has targeted Haifa and its vital sites in less than a month. 

Last month, the Iraqi resistance pledged a new phase in its operations against the Israeli regime and its American patrons, declaring that “more is to come” in solidarity with “our people in Gaza”.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has also claimed recent attacks targeting six US-occupied military bases in the region, including one on the Jordan-Syria border that left three American soldiers dead.

The Israeli regime waged the war on Gaza on October 7 after Hamas carried out the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s atrocities against Palestinians.

Since the start of the aggression, Israel has killed nearly 27,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, according to the latest count by the Gaza Health Ministry.

The US, Israel’s traditional ally, has backed Tel Aviv’s attacks on the Palestinian territory and provided the regime with thousands of arms consignments since the onset of the war.

Washington has also used its veto power to block the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

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