Aa mentioned above, a couple of days ago the US base Camp Taji north of Baghdad was mortared from 15 tubes (3 failed to fire) on the back of a lorry killing 2x US and 1x UK plus 11 wounded. No-one claimed it.Alex Mello
Craft made 18x2 107mm truck bed-mounted array. Similar setup to the truck-mounted IRAM launchers the Special Groups used in 2008-2011
Yesterday a US General told the Senate that they knew "with a high degree of certainty" who did it. Today the US released the angels of death, the USAF, onto Kata’eb Hezbollah in particular.
It is pure coincidence that this will degrade the Iraqi PMU's abilities to target ISIS in Iraq and Syria. It looks like there is going to be open warfare again in Iraq between the US and many of the locals. There was also a report that the US were planning to move AD onto al Asad airbase.
Bombing #Iran-backed paramilitary group positions around #Karbala and #Salahaddin is significant. This is the largest amount of force I've seen against Hashd (#PMF) so far. These areas are considered "No fly zones" for #Coalition. Jets may have come from #UAE or #Kuwait
The US response will be “proportional” targeting multiple locations used by Iranian backed Shia militias across Iraq and along Syrian border.
Will be limited to airstrikes: source. Will degrade Shia militia/ Kata’eb Hezbollah ability to strike: US military source.
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