Iran-allied militias in Iraq confirm base hit in attack; US official: We didn’t strike

BAGHDAD — An airstrike early Saturday hit a base used by the Popular Mobilization Forces, a coalition of Iran-allied militias in Iraq, the group says in a statement.

It’s not clear who was responsible for the purported attack, which came a day after a suspected Israeli strike in Iran, but militia officials blame US forces.

A US official says there were no US airstrikes in Iraq. The official speaks on the condition of anonymity to provide details that are not public.

In recent months, some PMF member groups staged attacks on US forces based in Iraq and Syria, which they said was in retaliation for Washington’s support of Israel in its war with the Hamas terror group in Gaza.

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