Iraqi Resistance Strikes Israeli Airbase, Ashdod in Support of Palestinians

Iraqi Resistance Strikes Israeli Airbase, Ashdod in Support of Palestinians

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraqi resistance forces launched targeted drone attacks on a key Israeli airbase and the city of Ashdod in solidarity with Palestinians amid the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, claimed responsibility for the attacks on Wednesday, stating their actions were in support of Palestinians enduring a "genocidal Israeli war."

Utilizing drones, the first strike hit the Ramat David Airbase, which is known as the northernmost outpost for Israeli warplanes and gunships, the resistance group announced.

In a statement, the resistance emphasized that the attack aimed to support the people of Gaza and respond to "massacres" committed by Israel against Palestinian civilians, including children, women, and the elderly.

The second attack targeted a "vital target" in Ashdod, also conducted using unmanned aerial vehicles, as part of what the resistance termed as "the second phase" of its pro-Palestinian operations against Israel.

The Israeli war on Gaza began on October 7, after a retaliatory operation by Gaza resistance movement following earlier Israeli atrocities. Since then, the Tel Aviv regime has been accused of killing approximately 33,000 Palestinians, with a majority being women and children.

Iraq’s Islamic Resistance has been actively involved in conducting various operations against targets across the occupied territories since the beginning of the Israeli genocidal war.

Prior to the latest strikes, the Iraqi resistance had also targeted the Haifa Airport in the northwestern part of the territories earlier on Wednesday, pledging to continue its efforts to "destroy the enemy’s strongholds."

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