Iraqi Sources Discover Iranian Missiles Set to Target a U.S. Base in Western Iraq
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Sky News Arabia (Arabic)
February 2, 2019
Iraqi sources claim to have discovered Iranian-made missiles in Western Iraq's Anbar province that were set to target the Al-Assad base where U.S. troops are stationed. Notably, the base is one of the locations the Trump administration has expressed a desire to expand as U.S. forces withdraw from Syria next door. Iraqi sources further claim that Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) - al-Hashd al-Shaabi - were deployed in the area where the guided missiles were located. Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Sky News Arabia to discuss these developments and put them in context.