US Was behind Attack on Iraq’s Popular Forces: Statement

Iraq’s Popular Forces

Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) says the US was behind a recent missile attack which wounded several commanders of popular forces in Tal Afar airport.

“The tent in Tal Afar Airport where the commanders of Iraqi popular forces and Iraqi Primer Minister had convened was targeted by a missile on Thursday, November 25, 4:15 pm local time. The attack wounded several members of popular forces,” Popular Mobilization Forces announced in a statement, according to a report by Al-Alam, as translated by IFP.

“According to investigations, the missile was not fired by ISIS forces. This laser missile, thrown by an aircraft, fell 1.5 meters away from the tent.”

“Meanwhile, the drones of Anti-ISIS International Coalition were flying over the region,” stated the organisation, asking the US-led Coalition to explain about this incident “because the sky in western Mosul is completely at the disposal of Coalition aircraft and drones.”

Ahmad al-Assadi, the spokesman for Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi announced on Friday that three commanders had been wounded in the missile attack on Tal Afar airport.

Commander of Iraqi Popular Forces End Rumours by Appearing on TV

There were speculations that the commander of Iraqi popular forces Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis has been killed in the airstrike.

However, he put an end to the rumours by appearing in a televised interview with Al Alam News Network, showing that he is alive and the ongoing anti-ISIS operations will go on more strongly than ever.

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