Telegram Channel Supporting Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq Threatens To Target Duchess Of Edinburgh With Drone Attack Following Her Visit To Iraq

June 5, 2023

Following a visit to Iraq by Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, a Telegram channel  supporting Iran-backed Shi'ite militias in Iraq published a post threatening a drone attack against her. It read: "Learn your lesson and stay away from Iraq. Or else we will send you Ababil [flocks of birds, which according to the Quran dropped stones on an army that attacked Mecca, also the name of a series of Iranian-made drones], which will crush your head in the middle of Dohuk, the Satan's center." The channel added: "This disfigured one directs the others and stipulates whatever she wants for them."

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