Iraq’s Kata’eb Hezbollah popular forces will establish and transfer its members to a new military base near the borders with Syria after the US destruction of its headquarters last month.
“Kata’eb Hezbollah has chosen a new base on Akashat-al-Qa’em road to be its main base in the bordering areas between Iraq and Syria,” an Iraqi border guard official told the Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid on Sunday.
He added that Hezbollah’s new base is actually an old base belonging to the Iraqi army, noting that it will be reconstructed to replace the US-destroyed headquarters.
“Members of Kata’eb Hezbollah will likely be transferred to the new base in less than two weeks,” the official said.
Late last month, the US drones bombarded Iraq’s Kata’eb Hezbollah base near the border with Syria in Iraq’s Western province of Anbar, a Hashd Shaabi statement said.
The attack took place in when the US drones bombarded the base of Hashd Shaabi’s 45th Brigade near the border town of al-Qaim, the statement said.
The bombardment left tens of the brigade’s members killed and wounded.