Iranian-backed militia Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, that is part of the Popular Mobilization Forces, announced the general mobilization. It demanded the release of one of its leaders, who was arrested by the Iraqi intelligence Service for attacking the “Green zone” in Baghdad.
The attack on Baghdad took place on December 20. US forces deployed in the area activated their C-RAM (Counter rocket, artillery, and mortar) systems to intercept multiple rockets that were launched on the Green Zone. Nonetheless, at least a part of them fell in the area.
After the claims of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, fighters from insurgent faction Quwaat al-Zulfiqar have reportedly been deployed in Baghdad and Asaib Ahl al-Haq special forces personnel have taken positions in the Al-Rusafa area of eastern Baghdad.
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