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Iraq: PMF Denies Attack on its Camp Near Saladdine

Iraq: PMF Denies Attack on its Camp Near Saladdine

Monday, 22 July, 2019 - 08:45
Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) march during a military parade in Daquq, nearby Kirkuk, Iraq (File Photo: Reuters)

The recent incident at the Martyrs’ Camp of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) near Amerli in Saladdine governorate, was a fire resulting from solid fuel burning due to malfunction, announced a commission of inquiry of PMF.

The commission denied there was a drone or guided missile attack on the camp, asserting that investigations have shown that the explosion was not a military attack.

It also added in its report that none of the Forces’ members were killed during the incident north of Baghdad.

PMF sent a probing committee of security, intelligence, missile, field engineering, explosives, and drones experts to the Camp to investigate the incident, which reportedly resulted in the death and injury of two Iranian military advisers.

Meanwhile, member of the State of Law Coalition MP Mansour al-Baiji accused the United States of bombing this camp.

The Iraqi government should take action and respond to the US targeting of PMF members, said Baiji adding that the investigative committees are merely a tool to procrastinate the case and will not yield any results.

He warned that targeting the group’s sites is a dangerous and sensitive issue and the government should make this clear to all Iraqis.

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