Iranian missile warehouse mysteriously explodes in Iraq
BREAKING: Initial reports of a ‘mysterious’ explosion at an Iranian weapon warehouse south of Baghdad.
According to Arab reports, Israeli Air Force F-35 stealth fighter jets were seen flying over Iraq.
A large fire broke out at a weapons depot run by an Iranian-backed terror group, causing explosions heard across Baghdad and injuring 14 people, authorities said.
The depot, run by a terror group under the umbrella of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, was located inside a federal police base in the southern suburbs of Baghdad.
The facility stored short-range and Katyusha missiles, a security source said.
Arabs report that the warehouse was located in Deir Ez-Zur area, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
According to Arab reports, Israel has expanded the scope of its Iranian targets in Iraq and Syria, amid reports of airstrikes earlier this month against ballistic missile shipments that have recently arrived in Iraq.
The first attack occurred on July 19, at al-Shuhadaa base near Amerli in the Saladin province north of Baghdad. An armed drone reportedly targeted a ballistic missile shipment from Iran said to have been concealed in trucks used to transport refrigerated food. The strikes reportedly killed one Iraqi and injured two Iranians.
A second attack reportedly occurred on July 28, against Camp Ashraf located around 80 km from the Iranian border and 40 km north-east of Baghdad.
In the past, Israel has warned that it can reach Iraq to prevent Iran from stockpiling ballistic missiles in the country.