Iraqi forces arrest US mercenary linked to Baghdad airport attack
Iraqi intelligence forces have reportedly arrested the perpetrator of a recent rocket attack on the Baghdad International Airport compound, who has confessed to his affiliation with the United States.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iraqi intelligence forces have reportedly arrested the perpetrator of a recent rocket attack on the Baghdad International Airport compound, who has confessed to his affiliation with the United States.
A security source told the Baghdad Today news site on Saturday evening that Akram al-Qaysi was being questioned.
In a post on his Twitter account, Ahmad al-Mousavi, of the Fatah Alliance (Conquest) in the Iraqi Parliament, said Qaysi had admitted his accusation of having targeted Baghdad airport “on the orders of those who work for the United States”. .”
He disclosed that orders have been issued by higher institutions in the country to cover up the issue as it reflects the extent of foreign interference in Iraq’s political crisis and tries to trigger sedition among the Iraqi people.
According to a statement released by the Iraqi military, six rockets hit Baghdad airport early Friday, damaging two commercial planes but causing no casualties.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi described the incident as an “attempt to defame the country”, promising a “decisive” response to the “dangerous” attack.
Also on Saturday, Iraqi security sources said they targeted a US spy drone that was flying over Saladin province.
The drone had attempted to enter the airspace of the city of Samarra to spy on a base belonging to the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi, according to the Nujaba resistance movement’s Telegram channel.
In another development, Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jets carried out a series of airstrikes on the northeastern province of Diyala, killing nine Daesh terrorists.
Terrorists were behind the January 21 attack on an Iraqi army outpost near the town of al-Udhaim (also known as al-Azim) that left 10 dead among the soldiers and an officer.
Daesh launched a campaign of terror in Iraq in 2014, covering large swathes of lightning strikes.