A blast on Tuesday night, apparently caused by an aerial attack, struck a pro-Iranian Shiite militia facility close to the Balad Air Base in the Salahudin province, 80km north of Baghdad. It came after three unexplained explosions in recent weeks on Iraqi Shiite militia sites that served or hosted Iranian assets. the last of which demolishing a weapons depot.
According to Sky TV’s Arabic program, 50 missiles stocked at the targeted site were destroyed in Tuesday’s blast. There was no claim of responsibility for any of those incidents.
Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi banned unauthorized flights throughout the country.