May 12, 2024, 2:50 PM

Iraqi fighters stage missile strike against Israeli airbase

Iraqi fighters stage missile strike against Israeli airbase

TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) – Iraq’s Islamic Resistance has announced carrying out a cruise missile strike against an airbase lying in the southwestern part of the occupied territories in another pro-Palestinian operation.

The umbrella group of anti-terror fighters made the announcement in a statement on Saturday.

It specified the target as “Ramon Airbase” and the involved projectile as “an advanced Aqrab cruise missile.”

The airbase currently houses three warplane squadrons and two helicopter gunship squadrons.

The operation, the Iraqi coalition said, came “in continuation of our path to resisting the occupation, in support of our people in Gaza, and in response to the massacres committed by the usurping entity against Palestinian civilians, including children, women, and the elderly.”

The group has staged numerous such operations against the occupied territories since October 7 last year, when the Israeli regime launched a genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

At least 34,971 people have died in the Israeli genocide that began following a retaliatory operation by Gaza’s resistance movements. Around 78,641 others have also been injured in the brutal military onslaught, while at least 7,000 people are unaccounted for.

The Iraqi resistance concluded its statement by pledging to “continue striking the enemy's strongholds.”

On Friday, Qais al-Khazali, secretary-general of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, which is a component of the Iraqi resistance, stressed that the Iraqi fighters were in a state of war with the occupying regime.

MNA/Press TV

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