Published: 11:01, April 7, 2024 | Updated: 11:02, April 7, 2024
Iraqi Shi'ite militia claims drone attack on Israeli oil refinery
By Xinhua

In this file photo dated Dec 2, 2020, Israeli sailors walk on a pier by the first of four new Sa'ar 6-class corvette (left) in Haifa, Israel. (PHOTO / POOL VIA AP)

BAGHDAD - A Shi’ite militia in Iraq claimed responsibility on Saturday for a drone attack targeting the Haifa oil refinery in Israel.

The group, known as the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, stated in an online announcement that its fighters conducted the drone strike at dawn on Haifa's oil refinery. However, no details regarding casualties were provided.

The statement emphasized that the attack was carried out "in solidarity with the people of Gaza" and underscored the group's commitment to continue targeting "enemy strongholds."

Since the outbreak of the Gaza conflict on Oct 7, 2023, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq has conducted numerous attacks on Israel and US bases in the region.