Friday, August 05, 2011 11:13 GMTAl Mahdi Army, Promised Day brigade claimed on Saturday implementing 16 operations with explosives and mortars against US troops in a number of Iraqi provinces during July 2011. The brigade stressed that the operations caused the death of a lot of US soldiers in addition to financial losses.
“During July 2011, Promised Day brigade implemented operations in Baghdad, Diyal, Dhi Qar, Wasset, Missan, Al Diwaniah and Al Najaf provinces using 10 explosives and 11 mortars with a highly explosive “Haidar” rocket. The operations aimed US vehicles and bases and the US Embassy in Baghdad”, said a statement issued by the Promised Day brigade.
“The operations killed and wounded many US soldiers and caused financial losses”, the statement added.
Promised Day brigade affiliated to Mahdi Army is headed by the leader of Sadrist bloc Moktada Al Sadr. The Brigade had organized a military parade in commemoration of Imam Hussaini martyrdom.
Sadrist bloc leader Moktada Al Sadr said April 9, 2011 in a message to his followers that the freeze in Al Mahdi Army activities will be lifted if the occupier doesn’t leave Iraq and called for an open sit in and a military resistance to call the US troops to leave the country. In June 25, 2011, Al Sadr hailed the readiness uttered by a group of his followers to implement suicide bombing attacks against the US troops
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