U.S. Central Command warns of emerging alliance of Iran-backed militias in Syria and Iraq
A spokesperson from the U.S. Central Command has issued a warning regarding an emerging alliance of militias backed by Iran in Syria and Iraq. As reported by the Baladi News, the coalition was established to launch attacks on U.S. forces during the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
The Iran-supported militias, who have been responsible for several recent attacks on U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq, are not a singular entity. Instead, they form a more extensive group representing the operations of all Iran-backed militias in the region.
The attacks on U.S. bases in Syria and Iraq have seen a significant uptick recently. These attacks are being claimed by the Iran-backed militias, who are announcing new offensives almost daily.
The escalation began on October 7, with a group identifying itself as the "Islamic Resistance" repeatedly targeting U.S. forces stationed in Iraq and Syria. While these attacks have not been aimed at causing disturbance or direct harm to U.S. soldiers, they nonetheless represent a concerning trend.
Analysts speculate that the formation of this alliance is intended to enable various Iraqi resistance militias to coordinate attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria under a unified banner. The implications of this new coalition and its potential threats to U.S. forces remain to be evaluated.
*Photo: Baladi News