Israel allegedly plans to strike Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) ammo stores, according to Iraqi security expert Fadhil Abu Ragheef, reported by RT Arabic.
“Available information suggests that Israel is preparing to bomb the weapons caches of Hashd al-Sha’abi [the Arabic name of the PMU] forces, and not the command centers or fortifications of the fighters. This is quite likely to happen,” Fadhil Abu Ragheef said.
He added that “what happened yesterday in the weapons depots south of Baghdad may be part of the plan that Israel is preparing.”
These possible actions by Israel are substantiated by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who on May 7th arrived in Baghdad in an unannounced visit. He reportedly shared intelligence with Abdul-Mahdi about the allegedly increasing threat the PMU poses to the interests of the United States and its allies.