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At least five rockets were launched from Iraq's town of Zummar towards a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, two Iraqi security sources said. 

The attack against U.S. forces is the first since early February when Iranian-backed groups in Iraq stopped their attacks against U.S. troops.

A huge explosion has been reported in Baghdad after an 'airstrike' hit a pro-Iranian military base.

One person is reported dead and eight others are said to be injured after the explosion hit the base at Calso, where former pro-Iranian paramilitary group Hashed al-Shaabi - also known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces - is stationed.

In a statement, Hashed al-Shaabi confirmed the attack, near the town of Iskandariya which is around 30 miles south of Baghdad, had inflicted material losses and casualties, without specifying the number of wounded.

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by Tyler Durden

Friday, Apr 19, 2024 - 05:50 PM

Reuters is reporting a "massive" blast at an Iraqi base used by Iran-linked militias south of Baghdad in the overnight hours (local). 

"A huge blast rocked a military base used by Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) to the south of Baghdad late on Friday," army sources said to Reuters.

by Tyler Durden

Twenty years on from reports that the US military was torturing prisoners at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, three survivors will finally get a chance to bring their claims before an American jury.

A trial in the civil lawsuit filed by former Abu Ghraib inmates against the US military contractor that they blame for their suffering is scheduled to begin on Monday in a federal court near Washington. The private security contractor, CACI International, has strung the case along for 16 years by making over 20 unsuccessful attempts to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Tehran-backed Iraqi Hezbollah battalions are ready to arm and equip 12,000 fighters of “the Islamic resistance” in Jordan, Iranian semi-official news agency ISNA reported on Saturday.

“This threat is about opening a broad front against the Zionist regime, which is probably the most dangerous of all fronts because it could geographically threaten all the cities of the occupied territories and could facilitate attacks against many of the most sensitive targets, including Tel Aviv and [Israel’s] nuclear facilities,” Iran's semi-official ISNA wrote.

The US has picked up intelligence on what an Iranian retaliatory strike for the alleged Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus in which a senior member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards was eliminated, will look like, CBS News reported on Friday.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq (IRI), an umbrella group of Iranian-backed armed factions, announced that it had carried out three more attacks against Israel in response to the war on the Gaza Strip.

In three separate statements, the group said that it had struck two Israeli targets, including a military site in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, on April 4 as well as oil refineries in the northern city of Haifa on April 6. The last attack was carried out using a drone that is thought to be made in Iran and is commonly known as Shahed-101.