MEHR: The leader of Iraq’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba has warned that the United States will pay dearly for an attack that killed five members of the Resistance movement in northern Iraq.
Iraq’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba is part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) that works under the supervision of the government in Baghdad.
Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement on Monday that the US should expect more painful attacks by Iraqi Resistance forces on its bases and interests in the Arab country following an airstrike that killed Nujaba combatants in Kirkuk a day earlier.
Kaabi said attacks by Iraqi Resistance groups on US forces will continue until they are completely expelled from Iraq.
That came after US forces said late on Sunday that they had targeted a site in Iraq that has been allegedly used to launch drone attacks on US bases in Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi Resistance forces said on Sunday that they had used drones to target the Al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq, where US forces are stationed, as well as an American military base in al-Khazra village deep inside the Syrian territory.
Iraqi Resistance forces have launched dozens of attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria over the past two months in a bid to force Washington to end its support for the Israeli regime’s ongoing aggression against the Palestinians in Gaza.
The attacks are part of a larger regional pattern of anti-US and anti-Israeli action that has repeated itself since Israel launched its aggression against Gaza in early October.
That includes attacks on targets in the occupied territories by the Yemeni army and the Lebanese Resistance group Hezbollah.