The Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi force group sent a 3 km convoy of equipment to support the Lebanese Hezbollah organisation.
And Iraqi Involvement in the Area
More specifically, and according to a new article by Russia's Avia-pro, the forces of Hashd al-Shaabi, otherwise known as the Popular Mobilization Forces of Iraq, have stepped up their actions in response to the growing tensions in the region.
A large convoy of these forces, about 3 km long, started moving towards Lebanon. The main purpose of this advance is to support Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas, which are actively involved in a number of conflicts in the Middle East at the moment.
According to available data, the convoy consists of approximately 100 vehicles equipped with anti-tank missile systems (ATGMs) and other atomic weapons. In confirmation of the above information, the Iraqi group also provided a video showing vehicles moving along with light military equipment.
Experts believe that the action of Hashd al-Shaabi forces may indicate a serious escalation of the situation in the Middle East.
Watch the video in question here.
Who is Hashd al-Shaabi?
The Popular Mobilization Forces, in Arabic Hashd al-Shaabi and in Greek Famous Mobilization Groups, is an umbrella organization funded by Iraq and consisting of about 67 different armed formations, about 230 thousand fighters.
As a group, the Popular Mobilization Forces was created in 2014 and has fought in almost every battle against the Islamic State.
Some of the group's military branches, which are said to have established alliance ties with Iran, are considered terrorist groups by some states, while other branches have been reported to promote extreme violence.
During the protests between 2019 and 2021 in Iraq, the pro-Iranian branches of the Popular Mobilization Forces were held responsible for the killings and injuries of a large number of protesters and activists.
The group's fighters have practiced urban warfare and raids on enemy settlements, and have participated in the Syrian civil war. Given all of the above, especially the fact that their personnel number at least 200,000 members, it is believed that they can easily pose new threats to Israel.