Drone Strike Targets Militia Along Syria-Iraq Border

Unclear if attack was by US or Israel

On Wednesday, a drone attacked Shi’ite militias in Syria, along the Iraq border. Death tolls and damage are still emerging, and while which militia was involved wasn’t clear, it’s likely an Iraqi faction.

Such attacks are common enough, but the real question is who launched it. There has been no claim of credit, but both Israel and the US are looked at as likely culprits.

Israel seems more likely, as they attack Syria almost every week. The US has been picking fights with Iraqi militias, however, and they can’t be excluded from being behind it.

Constant attacks have made the militias hostile to the US and Israel, and they’ve long threatened retaliation. This attack will be just one more source of tensions.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.