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Named the goals of the US air strike on the territory of Iraq


On the eve of the American aviation after a sufficiently long break, attacked targets in Iraq. If previous attacks were carried out on objects and military equipment of ISIS fighters (banned in Russia), this time the US aviation bombed, as claimed, Hezbollah’s facilities.

The Pentagon reported on Hezbollah’s strike in Iraq, noting that the strike’s decision was “a response to numerous attacks on military bases in Iraq.” In total, according to Assistant Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman, five Hezbollah targets were hit. It is alleged that among them are “warehouses with weapons and ammunition, "as well as infrastructure facilities of the group.

From a statement by an American official:

We have set ourselves the goal of reducing the potential of Hezbollah in Iraq - it should not have at least some ability to strike at coalition forces.

At the same time, Mr. Hoffman did not specify what kind of "coalition" at the moment we are talking about, if a few months ago, US President Donald Trump announced his victory over ISIS * in Iraq and Syria. Coalition against whom this time?

The Shiite militia of Iraq reports that as a result of the airstrike by the Americans, about 25 people died and more than 50 were injured. We are talking about the militia "Al-Hashd al-Shaabi", which at one time took an active part in the fight against ISIS. However, most members of this militia are Iraqi citizens.

Iraqi authorities make it clear that the American attack was not coordinated with official Baghdad. The Prime Minister of Iraq initiated the convening of an emergency meeting of the Security Council of the country.

At the moment, representatives of the Ministry of Defense, including its head Mark Esper, have informed the US president about the strikes against Iraq. At the same time, Esper said that the strikes would continue in order to “prevent the strengthening of Iranian forces in the region.” While there is no data on what means of aviation the United States used, striking the territory of Iraq.

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  1. svp67
    svp67 30 December 2019 06: 06
    Coalition against whom this time?
    Also a mystery to me, against IRAN.
    At the same time, Mr. Hoffman did not specify what kind of “coalition” at the moment

    Yes, it will probably be a very strange coalition: the United States, Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries of the Middle East of the "Sunni world" and ... Israel.
    1. den3080
      den3080 30 December 2019 06: 31
      Here is the entrance yard in Iraq and Syria.
      Every creature in a pair. Isil, Hezbollah, Kurds, Turks, Xer, Alkaida, Americans, Sunnis, Shiites ...
      just some kind of holiday. Fly, bomb, report, rake.
    2. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 30 December 2019 07: 13
      Americans and Co. created bloody chaos in a once relatively stable region. And the prospects for peace are not yet visible.
      1. ProkletyiPirat
        ProkletyiPirat 30 December 2019 08: 19
        These regions have been unstable for a very long time, it was just that there were less public affiliates, accessible and few could benefit from this ....
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi
          Oyo Sarkazmi 30 December 2019 13: 58
          Quote: ProkletyiPirat
          it’s just that earlier there were less public

          But there was a noise from these "shit" !!! Saddam killed 20 Kurds !!! Hafez provokes Israel !!! Muammar pocketed all the oil !!!
          And now every year the American president loads more corpses than three "dictators" in their entire lives together. And the whole West is happy - how beautiful are the pyramids from the dead, built by bloody democrats !!!
    3. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 30 December 2019 07: 15
      So NATO traditional usa is called a coalition
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 30 December 2019 07: 34
        It is strange that the Americans are beginning to smash the Shiite militia under the guise of fighting Hezbollah. This can provoke the Sunnis to pogroms in Iraq, and the country will again be engulfed in civil war, in which Iran will surely get involved. It seems that this is exactly what the Americans are trying to achieve - in order to then justify their new large-scale intervention in a country that is leaving their control and a possible attack on Iran. hi
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 30 December 2019 07: 37
          So the United States is smashing Iranian associates in order to weaken their influence in the country, in order to strengthen its influence
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi 30 December 2019 14: 02
            Not comrades, but Iraqi Indians who want to squeeze back American oil in Iraq.
  2. Gardamir
    Gardamir 30 December 2019 06: 15
    I think the author’s skill lies not only in writing correctly, but also in ensuring that readers do not have unnecessary associations. And then you see Trump declared victory.
    I know another one who has a victory every year and nothing ...
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 30 December 2019 06: 49
    We figured it out properly and punished anyone. Just in Iran, apparently a little link scary to beat.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 30 December 2019 06: 56
    this time, US aviation bombed Hezbollah facilities.

    After the stripes, chaos and devastation remain, if you do not push them in time.
  5. Zeev Zeev
    Zeev Zeev 30 December 2019 07: 05
    Iraqi hezdobols themselves to blame. They staged an attack on an American base in Iraq, which killed an American soldier. The answer was not long in coming.
    1. Moskovit
      Moskovit 30 December 2019 10: 00
      For Hezbola, this is a big plus. The dead are citizens of Iraq. The Iraqi authorities were again shown their place, and it, as they say in one Soviet film, is near ..... And when the locals are against, there will be nothing good. The USA cannot adequately leave Afghanistan, just as with Iraq.
      1. Zeev Zeev
        Zeev Zeev 30 December 2019 11: 20
        The Americans gave the local groups a clear message - touch us, get on the head. Together with complete non-interference in local tribal wars, it works very well.
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi
          Oyo Sarkazmi 30 December 2019 14: 09
          Quote: Zeev Zeev
          touch us, get on the head.

          Not. You will interfere with robbing - we will drive into the reservation, reducing the indigenous population to 2 million people.
          The Americans are like bandits in the area, killing everyone who does not want to share. While Iraq was rich, after Saddam, the Americans killed 600 thousand people a year, taking out archaeological treasures, jewelry, expensive cars, household appliances. They just went into a jewelry store, killed the owner, loaded their pockets full - and looked forward to demobilization. If they wanted beer, they shot the driver, drove to the store, shot the seller, filled up with beer - and into the "green zone". We got into a traffic jam, got out, shot everyone who interfered, scattered the cars, and drove on.
      2. Dmitry Gundorov
        Dmitry Gundorov 30 December 2019 13: 30
        No need to think about the citizens of Iraq who are outraged.
        Only now, recent rallies and skirmishes were precisely directed against the influence of Iran, which penetrated well into the country's governance structure.
        Yes, and his militia brought in from Afghanistan shows self-government in a foreign country
  6. Connor MacLeod
    Connor MacLeod 30 December 2019 07: 09
    In recent weeks, there has been a concentration of the US Navy in the Gulf region. Based on this, with a high degree of probability in the near future the US strike on Iran may follow. If this happens, Russia should at all costs remain neutral and try to push China to take active measures aimed at ensuring Iran’s security and sovereignty. Under no circumstances should we intervene in this conflict ...

  7. K-50
    K-50 30 December 2019 07: 50
    The Pentagon reported on Hezbollah’s strike in Iraq, noting that the strike’s decision was “a response to numerous attacks on military bases in Iraq.”

    Most likely "by popular demand ..." of the Jews, since there is no evidence that the attack was from Hezbollah. Anyone can fire there, even the Iraqis themselves, who are dissatisfied with the presence of the Pinnacle troops.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 30 December 2019 08: 06
      Mattresses are able to apply point strikes. Especially past the barmaleys who were fed by them. They strike at themselves in order to justify the presence ...
    2. Zeev Zeev
      Zeev Zeev 30 December 2019 08: 20
      The Jews themselves can perfectly bomb Iraqi hezdbolov, if necessary.
      1. K-50
        K-50 30 December 2019 14: 35
        Quote: Zeev Zeev
        The Jews themselves can perfectly bomb Iraqi hezdbolov, if necessary.

        Jews can do everything, even they have appointed themselves God's chosen ones. yes lol
  8. knn54
    knn54 30 December 2019 08: 11
    BASIC goal is the head of the Iraqi Hazballah Abu Ali Hazali.
  9. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 30 December 2019 08: 44
    Not long answer was long in coming.
  10. yfast
    yfast 30 December 2019 10: 07
    High-precision punches in 25 corpses? Do they sleep on shells there, or are the blows not very precise?