Jan 24, 2024, 2:00 PM

Iraqi Resistance groups vow to continue op. against US bases

Iraqi Resistance groups vow to continue op. against US bases

TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA)– Iraqi Resistance groups have vowed to continue their operations against military bases, where US military forces and trainers are stationed, as US military strikes sites used by the Iraqi Resistance forces near Syria.

Secretary General of Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada Resistance group, Abu Ala al-Walai, said in a statement early on Wednesday that his fellow combatants have embarked on the second phase of their operations in the wake of the US strikes against their positions.

“Our strikes will continue until the unjust blockade of Gaza is lifted, and the horrific massacres of Zionists against its residents come to an end,” he added.

Jaafar al-Husseini, a spokesman for the anti-terror Resistance group Kata'ib Hezbollah, also said that Iraqi Resistance groups “will continue to attack enemy bases until our brethren achieve victory in Gaza.”

Husseini noted that the attacks will continue until the brutal Israeli killing machine, which enjoys US support, stops and the all-out blockade against Gaza is lifted. “This is a solemn promise to freedom-loving people,” he stated.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin announced in a statement that the US military carried out airstrikes in Iraq on Tuesday, targeting facilities used by Resistance groups in the country following repeated attacks on US forces.

The strikes targeted three facilities used by Katai’b Hezbollah and other Resistance groups in Iraq.

Two people were killed and two wounded in the bombardments in the al-Qa’im sector, according to an official at the Iraqi Interior Ministry and a former member of the Hashd al-Sha'abi forces.

In response, Iraqi Resistance forces targeted a US-occupied military facility in neighboring Syria and Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar.

Several explosive-laden drones also targeted the Ain al-Asad Air Base, located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of the capital Baghdad.

There were no immediate reports about the extent of damage at the military facilities or possible casualties.

Iraqi Resistance forces have conducted dozens of strikes on the US-run military installations in both Iraq and Syria amid growing anti-US sentiments in the region over Washington’s support for the Israeli genocidal campaign in Gaza.

Israel launched hostilities in Gaza following a historic operation by the Gaza-based Hamas Resistance group against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people. More than 100 days into the campaign, the regime has achieved no objectives despite killing at least 25,490 people in Gaza, around 70 percent of them women and children.

The United States has supplied Israel with weapons and intelligence support and blocked UN resolutions calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in the Palestinian territory.


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