Iran-Backed Militia Coalition To Resume Attacks On US Troops

Iran-backed militia groups revealed they would resume attacks on U.S. troops in the country and across the region in a statement released Friday.

“The opportunity that the Islamic Resistance today granted to the occupation forces to leave the Holy Land as a lifeline, it did not obtain yesterday,” a translation of the statement reads.

The statement comes days after the U.S. military carried out a drone strike that killed a senior Katai’ib Hezbollah commander, Abu Baqir al-Saadi. The U.S. officials said Abu Baqir al-Saadi, who was killed, was responsible for directly planning and participating in attacks on US forces in the region.

The statement also said that the U.S. violated so-called rules of engagement when it killed the Kata’ib Hezbollah commander.

“The occupying enemy forces only understand the language of weapons,” the statement reads.

The militia group also added that painful strikes and wide-ranging attacks would be carried out in their efforts to push out US troops from Iraq.

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces killed Abu Baqir Al-Saadi in a targeted drone strike on Wednesday after the Pentagon assessed he planned and directed the deadly January 28 attacks.

The U.S. launched a large-scale wave of strikes on Iran-backed militants in Iraq and Syria In response to the Jan. 28 drone attack that caused the first American fatalities since the escalation of the attacks.

However, an Iran-backed drone crashed into a living quarters on Jordan’s Tower 22 base, killing three U.S. Army Reserve soldiers and injuring at least 40.

The Pentagon claimed that it was evident that Kataib Hezbollah was involved in the attack but blamed the Islamic Resistance as a whole. According to reports, Kataib Hezbollah declared that it would put a stop to military and security operations directed toward American troops as the country gets ready for a sweeping response to the deaths of U.S. military personnel.

According to reports, the militia group said in a statement that it was motivated by a desire to prevent embarrassment to the Iraqi government and instructed members to switch to passive defense against the activities of the U.S. military in Iraq and Syria.