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Iraqi resistance targets strategic Israeli sites in Eilat in support of Gaza

New imported cars are seen at a parking lot in the Port of Eilat, which is also known as Umm al-Rashrash, in the Israeli-occupied territories on January 3, 2024.

Fighters from the Iraqi anti-terror resistance groups have launched separate drone strikes against two strategic targets in the southernmost part of the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories in response to the regime’s ongoing bloody onslaught against Palestinians in the 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 an attack on a "vital" installation in the Port of Eilat, which lies at the northern tip of the Red Sea, early on Friday.

It said the drone strike was carried out in continuation of the 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 ordinary people, including women, children and the elderly, in the besieged territory.

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

Moreover, Iraqi anti-terror resistance fighters hit a military site inside the Port of Eilat with an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Earlier, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq had claimed responsibility for an operation against Ovda Airbase, situated around 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) north of Eilat.

The coalition has been staging many such attacks on Israeli targets since the occupying regime launched a genocidal war on Gaza in early October.

Israel launched its atrocious onslaught against the Gaza Strip, targeting hospitals, residences, and houses of worship since Palestinian resistance movements launched a surprise attack, dubbed Operation al-Aqsa Storm, against the usurping regime on October 7.

At least 34,904 Palestinians have been killed, most of them women and children, and another 78,514 individuals have sustained injuries. More than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced during the war as well.

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