Drone attack on Hashad al-Shaabi headquarters in Nineveh governorate
ISWNews Analysis Group: The deputy commander of Hashad al-Shaabi (PMU) organization was wounded after an unidentified drone attack on the headquarters of PMU west of Mosul.
On April 17, the headquarters of the 78th Brigade of PMU in the Zamar area, west of Mosul, was attacked by an unidentified drone. As a result of this attack, the deputy commander of the 78th Brigade was wounded. No details have been released about the attack drone, but some sources claimed that the unidentified drone flew into Iraqi Kurdistan after the attack.
Minutes after the attack, it was revealed that the attack was carried out using two 60-mm mortar shells. The mortars are also said to have been dropped from a commercial DJI Matrice 600 hexacopter.
The attack came after Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Dolmabahçe Presidential Palace in Istanbul on Friday evening.
More details have not yet been released, but it is possible that the attack was carried out by US, Israeli and even Kurdish regional security forces for various reasons. Interestingly, at the same time as the attack, several US spy aircraft and refueling planes were flying over the northwestern and western parts of Iraq.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi official news agency, quoting Iraqi security sources, reported that the news of a drone attack on the headquarters of the 78th Brigade of the Hashad al-Shaabi Organization in the Zamar area was baseless and that the explosion was heard at the headquarters was due to a 60 mm mortar shell explosion. During this incident, one of the fighters was slightly wounded.