Iran-Backed Iraqi Militia Releases Footage Of Launching Three Drone Attack On U.S. Base In Syria

January 27, 2023

On January 24, 2023, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia posted footage on its Telegram channel documenting a drone attack carried by the group's operatives on Al-Tanf military base in southeastern Syria, which houses U.S. forces. The one-minute video showed two operatives dressed in black loading missiles onto a drone. Their faces were not shown. Next, it showed operatives preparing three drones, lined up next to each other, in their launching position in a ditch. The rest of the footage showed the launch of each drone. On January 25, the channel posted a still image showing the feet of a reclining operative as he watches the launch of a drone. The image was captioned: "Your gifts [i.e., attacks] to us have been returned to you."

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