The Iraqi militia Islamic Resistance of Iraq, supported by Iran, attacked the US base in Tak Baidar, in northeastern Syria, this Sunday, just a few days after announcing an intensification of its attacks against the United States in the Middle East.
“The mujahideen of the Islamic Resistance in Iraq have attacked the US occupation base Tal Baidar with drones, west of the Syrian city of Hasaka. And they have done so by hitting it directly,” reads a statement from the militia on its Telegram channel.
For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in London, has confirmed this attack, which has not caused any casualties, and has also reported that explosions could be heard at the Qasrik base, also in Hasaka.
The Iraqi militia Islamic Resistance of Iraq, backed by Iran, announced on Friday that a “new phase” of “more severe and widespread” clashes against bases of the United States and its allies in the Middle East would take place this week, after weeks of launching attacks against the international coalition in Syria and Iraq.
These statements come in a context in which the international community fears an escalation of tensions in the Middle East as a result of the attacks by the Israeli Army against the Gaza Strip, carried out in response to the incursion of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). ) against the south of the country on October 7.
The United States, for its part, has deployed a nuclear submarine, two aircraft carriers, dozens of fighters and more than a thousand soldiers in the region to dissuade Iran, the Lebanese Shiite militia party Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian militias from joining the war. between Hamas and Israel.
The authorities of the Strip have estimated more than 9,700 Palestinian deaths, including 4,800 children, while in the West Bank, Israeli Army operations and settler attacks have left 144 dead. Israel, for its part, estimates that 1,400 Israelis were killed and some 240 hostages were captured by the Hamas assault.