News ID: 126453
Publish Date : 20 April 2024 - 22:38

Hezbollah, Iraqi Fighters Hit Vital Israeli Targets

BAGHDAD (Dispatches) – Iraqi resistance fighters on Saturday launched a drone strike on Eilat in response to an Israeli attack on a military base housing a coalition of anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack on the “vital” site in the port of Eilat, which lies at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on Saturday morning.
It said the drone strike was carried out in continuation of the second phase 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 in the besieged territory.
The group the strike also came in reprisal for grave violation of Iraqi sovereignty and in response to the aggression on Hashd al-Sha’abi camps.
Earlier, at least one person was killed and eight others wounded after a military base housing Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters came under an airstrike in Iraq’s central province of Babylon. 
Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen television said the “aerial assault” targeted the Calso military base south of Baghdad overnight, and hit the main entrance to the base and an office belonging to Hashd al-Sha’abi.
The attack was most likely carried out by unmanned aerial vehicles, it said. An unnamed Iraqi military source stated that three Iraqi military personnel had been wounded in the strike.
In a statement, Hashd al-Sha’abi said an “explosion” had inflicted “material losses” and casualties, without specifying the number of wounded.
The group confirmed that its premises on the military base had been hit and that investigators had been sent to the site.
Shortly after the explosion, the U.S. military said its forces were not behind the reported strike in Iraq.
“The United States has not conducted air strikes in Iraq today,” U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) posted on social media platform X, adding that reports that American forces had carried out a strike were “not true.”
Separately, the U.S.-led military coalition said in a statement that it did not participate or strike locations in Iraq.
The explosion on the Iraqi military base comes as the Islamic

 Resistance in Iraq have vowed to proceed with its retaliatory operations until Israel stops its genocide in Gaza.
In Lebanon, Hezbollah fighters separately struck espionage equipment and gatherings of Israeli troops stationed at military outposts close to the border between the Arab country and the 1948 occupied territories.
Hezbollah said in a brief statement that its fighters carried out an operation against an Israeli military position in the mountainous Har Addir, and struck the site with a salvo of missiles.
The resistance fighters also hit surveillance devices at the Al-Raheb military base and destroyed them.
Additionally, Hezbollah members hit a gathering of Israeli soldiers east of Even Menachem Moshav on the northern side of the occupied territories, causing casualties among the forces.
The group also fired a barrage of artillery shells at the Ruwaisat al-Alam site in the occupied Kfar Shuba Hills.
The Zionist regime has repeatedly attacked southern Lebanon since October 7, when it launched a genocid war on Gaza that had martyred at least 34,049 Palestinians, most of them women and children, as of Saturday.
In retaliation, Hezbollah has launched near-daily rocket attacks on Israeli positions.
At least 349 people have been killed on the Lebanese border, including 68 civilians.
The fighting has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from the northern part of the occupied territories, amid rocket fire and shelling carried out by Hezbollah and allied Palestinian groups.
Hezbollah has already fought off two Israeli wars against Lebanon in 2000 and 2006. The resistance forced the regime to retreat in both conflicts.