Iraq paramilitary force blames U.S. and Israel for mystery blasts

BBC News reports: “A powerful Iran-backed paramilitary force in Iraq has said it holds the US responsible for a series of blasts at its bases in recent weeks.

The deputy head of the Popular Mobilisation, which is dominated by Shia militias, alleged that US forces had brought four Israeli drones into the country to target its positions.

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis said the force would use ‘all means at its disposal’ to prevent and deter future attacks.

The US and Israel have not commented.

However, the US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group, which has facilities in Iraq, denied any involvement…”

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