[size=36]After being accused of bombing his camps, Washington is responding to the crowd and asking the Iraqi government a question[/size]
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A US State Department official responded on Wednesday to a statement by the Popular Mobilization Service, in which he accused the United States of involvement in explosions at Hashd military sites.
"The United States respects the sovereignty of Iraq and its presence there is based on the invitation of the Iraqi government and in accordance with its laws and directives," the US official said.
The official called to "ask the Iraqi government for information on the statement of the Popular Mobilization."
Four military bases used by the Popular Mobilization were subjected to mysterious explosions last month, the latest of which took place on Tuesday evening, at a headquarters near Balad Air Base in Salahuddin province.
There were reports of Israeli involvement in these operations, without any direct accusation in this regard from the Iraqi government, and without any claim of responsibility.
After a long silence, the PMU issued a statement earlier in the day, saying it had "accurate and confirmed information that this year the Americans had brought in four Israeli drones via Azerbaijan to operate in the US fleet to carry out sorties targeting Iraqi military headquarters."
The United States has denied any role in the PMF bombings.
According to a report of a government fact-finding committee, also released Wednesday, that an explosion occurred at the base of al-Saqr near Baghdad on August 12, caused by an air strike by a drone, without disclosing the destination of that aircraft.
The series of explosions began in mid-July, after the camp "martyrs" of the Popular Mobilization in the region of Amerli, to "shelling by an unknown drone aircraft," according to a statement of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.
Then explosions occurred in Camp Ashraf Diyala, and then in a crowd warehouse inside the Falcon camp of the Federal Police south of Baghdad, and then at the headquarters near Balad Air Base.