Iraq: Hezbollah terrorists eliminated in alleged Israeli drone strike on Iranian missile depot
Iraqi security officials reported an explosion in a missile depot belonging to an Iranian-backed terror group north of Baghdad.
According to Arab reports, several Hezbollah terrorists were eliminated in the strike.
The explosion is the latest in a series of ‘mysterious blasts’ that have rocked Iranian bases and weapons depots around the country recently.
No one has claimed responsibility for today’s explosion near the Balad airbase in Salaheddin province or either of the other two explosions.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi last week banned unauthorized flights throughout the country.
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.