Pro-Shi'ite Militia Iraqi Telegram Channels Celebrate Alleged Drone Attack On Ain Al-Assad Base

April 19, 2021

Early on April 16, 2021, Telegram channels supporting Shi'ite militias in Iraq claimed that the Ain Al-Assad base in western Iraq, which houses U.S. troops, among others, was attacked by a several drones, causing damage to sensitive targets. The Telegram channels circulated posters celebrating the operation and threatening further attacks.

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