Drone attack targets position held by paramilitary force in Iraq

Members of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces carry the coffin of their comrade Kazem Mohsen, known by his nom de guerre Abu Ali al-Dabi, during his funeral procession in the central Iraqi shrine city of Najaf on August 26, 2019. (Haidar Hamdani/Hashed al-Shaabi Media/AFP)

Anbar ( – A drone attack struck on Sunday a position held by the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces in Ar-Rutbah district in Iraq’s western border with neighboring Syria, a security source said.

It’s still unclear who was behind the drone attack, the source told Alforat News without giving further details.

The attack is part of a string of blasts and drone sightings at Popular Mobilization Forces bases across Iraq since mid-July, for which no one has claimed responsibility.

Last month, a drone attack targeted a base held by Brigade 45, a Popular Mobilization Forces unit, in Anbar province in western Iraq, killing one fighter and severely wounding a second.

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