PMU Shoots Down Drone Over Military Base In Iraq’s Diyala


PMU Shoots Down Drone Over Military Base In Iraq's Diyala

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The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) announced on September 11 that their forces had shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was scouting a military base in the eastern province of Diyala.

In an official statement, the PMU’s 26th Brigade said that a technical team shot down the UAV when it approached the base located in the area of Canaan.

“The UAV was scouting in preparations to strike Iraqi military positions in the upcoming days, however the ability and speed of our forces prevented this,” the statement, which was released by the PMU’s media wing, reads.

The PMU has not released any info regarding the type of the downed UAV or the identity of its operators, so far.

In the last few months, several airstrikes targeted bases and personnel of the PMU throughout Iraq. The most recent attack, which took place on August 25, targeted a commander of the PMU near the al-Qa’im crossing on the border with Syria.

The PMU held Israel and the U.S. responsible for any future attack on its bases or personnel and vowed to respond. The downing of the UAV proves that the Iraqi coalition’s warning was serious.

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  • Tiresia Branding

    Iraqi MP: Washington Blames Israel for Drone Attacks against Hashd Al-Shaabi

    • Pave Way IV

      From your linked article: “…the attack had taken place with the aerial support of the US and monitoring of a huge surveillance balloon near the site of the attack…”

      So, yeah… it was Israeli drones. CENTCOM just gave them coordinates, backed them up with US aircraft and fed intel from the US surveillance blimp to Israel during the attack, but other than that the US had absolutely no involvement in the attack.

      The Iraqis are on to you, CENTCOM. Shut it down!

      • BMWA1

        I’m just glad that CENTCOM is not at all involved!!!

        • FlorianGeyer

          Yes, CENTCOM are renown for their honesty and US Democratic Values :)

  • ColinNZ

    There will be an historic turning point for the multipolar world when Iraq finally discovers the unity required to expel the thorn in their side that is the anglozionists … with no destructive presence in Iraq, the hegemon would be too weak to launch further regime-change wars among the strengthening Resistance nations.

  • verner

    anything remotely resembling an israeli tool/drone/jet/mortar/undzuweiter or special force soldier(s) or ordinary idf-grunts made harmless is good for the morale among the ones that intend to kick the jews all the way to hell (which probably will be unhingedistan). israel is toast as in toast toasted toten!!