Washington Institute:

Al-Nujaba Main Culprit for Rocket, Drone Strikes on US Bases in Iraq, Syria

9:47 - January 11, 2022
News ID: 3477322
TEHRAN (IQNA) – An American think tank presented a list of operations against military targets belonging to the American army in Iraq and Syria and identified the al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance Movement as the main perpetrator of these attacks.


The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), in a report by Michael Knights and Crispin Smith, two of its senior analysts, called the al-Nujaba Movement “the most influential group” that led attacks against the United States on Iraqi and Syrian soil.

According to the authors of this analytical report, the al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance Movement, in addition to participating in irregular strikes on American logistics convoys, is the main organizer of drone strikes on the Baghdad Diplomatic Security Centre (BDSC) [Victory Base Complex] near the Baghdad International Airport.

The American think tank added, “Similar drones have targeted the leadership locations of the coalition forces in the Kurdistan Region, with the al-Nujaba Movement being the main culprit. It is also expected that the movement will continue to attack American interests in northern Iraq.”

The Washington Institute then referred to the targeting of American bases in eastern Syria, “It is believed that al-Nujaba’s rocket cells were responsible for these attacks, which were carried out by launching rockets and mortars.”

The report cites a rocket attack on the Zilkan Base in the Turkish-occupied Iraqi Kurdistan Region as another example of military operations by the al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance Movement.

According to the website of the Washington Institute, as the New Year and the anniversary of the [martyrdom] of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis arrive, other Iraqi Resistance groups have joined the al-Nujaba to attack new targets, including the al-Tanf coalition base on the Syrian border, the Ayn al-Asad Airbase in al-Anbar governorate and American forces stationed west of the Tigris River and in central Baghdad.

Analysts at this American institute have described Shaykh Akram al-Kaabi, the secretary-general of the al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance Movement, as “the most trusted person for the Islamic Republic of Iran among the commanders of the Iraqi Resistance” due to his tough stance, avoidance of political disputes and constant efforts to expel the occupying forces.


Source: Website of the representative office of al-Nujaba in Iran