Interest does not appear to be a coincidence because the group claimed it was “mobilizing” in Gaza over the weekend.
Houthi militias and their Iranian backers were condemned on Sunday after the Saudi-led coalition intercepted four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen targeting the south of the Kingdom.
Released Houthis chanted “Death to America and Israel,” echoing the mantra of their Iranian puppet-masters.
Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi, an Iraqi paramilitary network dominated by Iran-backed factions, Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party’s headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ex-minister.
Iran’s backing for armed militias in the region is a violation of international law, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN said on Monday.
Tehran has deployed thousands of soldiers on the ground in Syria-including Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces and Artesh (Iran’s regular army)-and utilizes locations like Tiyas and Shayrat airfields in Homs and Al-Kiswah base south of Damascus to launch attacks.
Iraq faces “the most acute and immediate” threat from Iranian-backed militias, a top State Department official said last week.
“The Americans begged us to only stop firing Ashtar rockets at their bases.” Jaafar al-Husseini, the military spokesman for the Iraqi Shia militia Kata’ib Hizballah, was talking about attacking U.S. forces in Iraq before they left the country in 2011
Iran has spent nearly $20 billion pushing its controversial foreign policy objectives in the region, the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said in an interview on state television.
Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups launched a rocket attack targeting U.S. troops in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan’s counter terrorism service said on Wednesday.
Over the past few days, a surge of assaults against American and Coalition forces inside Iraq have been reported across the country. Four nascent armed factions, all of which are believed to be Iranian-backed, have claimed responsibility.