Iran-backed militia in Iraq claims credit for launching drone shot down by IDF

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Shortly after the Israeli military said fighter jets downed a drone heading toward Israel from the east, an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq took credit for the attack, claiming to have launched a drone at the Haifa port.

According to the IDF, the drone was intercepted before entering Israeli airspace.

The Iran-backed group has claimed numerous drone attacks amid the ongoing war, with the IDF reporting downing many of them.

Last night, another two drones were launched by the militia at Eilat. The IDF said fighter jets downed both outside Israeli airspace.

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