09/01/2021 STYLELOCATIONA A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone assigned to the 432nd Wing takes off from the flight line at Creech Air Force Base on September 1, 2021 in Indian Springs, Nevada. POLITICS Europe Press/Contact/Tsgt. Emerson Nunez/U.S. Air
The Iran-backed Islamic Resistance militia in Iraq said it shot down a US MQ9 drone in the eastern governorate of Diyala, as attacks on US bases and targets increased in retaliation for the offensive. Israeli in the Gaza Strip. The militia said in a statement, reported by the Shafaq news portal, that the unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down the previous day at around 6:45 p.m. (local time) and came “from the Ali al Salem air base in Kuwait” near the border with Iraq. Likewise, he has detailed that his operation “against the destruction of enemy strongholds” is “as a continuation” of his “approach of resistance to the US occupation in Iraq and the region” and “in support” of the Gaza Strip. Gaza is facing an offensive by Israel – an ally of the United States – on the Palestinian enclave controlled by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Kurdish news agency Rudaw reports. Various pro-Iranian militias have attacked US bases and targets in Iraq and Syria as Washington backed Israel in its offensive against Gaza, which was unleashed after Hamas attacks on Israeli territory on October 7.