A Mysterious Drone Attacked 'Iran-Backed Militia' In Iraq
[Jpost] On Friday, a drone attacked Iraqi Security Forces that were deployed 180 km. north of Baghdad, near the city of Tuz Khurmatu. Initially reported as an attack on Iranian-allied forces, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the mysterious drone incident is still being investigated and it is not clear where it came from or who carried out the attack that left several maimed.
| The fog of war is thick in this one, dear Reader. Usually the fog clears quickly, but not this time, for some reason. |
What we know is that something happened.
The US-led anti-ISIS coalition put out a statement on July 19 saying they were aware of reports "of an attack against the Iranians and a Popular Mobilization Force unit in Salah a-Din [governorate]. Coalition Forces were not involved, and we have no further information at this time." The coalition responded because of rumors circulating on social media and in Iraq seeking to blame the US for the incident.
The day of the drone incident was the same day that the US said it used electronic warfare to take down an Iranian drone that was harassing the USS Boxer near the Straits of Hormuz. In another incident on the same day, Iran
| Goodness. Why would Iraqi authorities feel such a strong need to blame the Yanks?|
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-07-22