A Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq posted in English claiming they have active cells in the United States that they can use to target US troops inside the United States.
The social media post claims that they have cells in this country including in Washington D.C.. “The axis of resistance today is stronger than before. Resistance cells are rooted even in America and its capital,” read the alleged social media post.
The post included a coffin with dead US soldiers inside and was created by the Kawtheryoon Electronic Team, a Telegram network that is used by Iranian militia groups and its supporters.
The Epoch Times reached out to the Department of Defense to get a statement on the message with no answer yet.
The post also claims that support is growing for the terror group associated with the Iranian government and that support is growing for the US to remove troops not only from Iraq but from the entire Middle East.
The group also stated:
“Zionist enemy. I will summarize for you in words only the horror of the south, which is stronger than before, and we have thousands of men like Imad Mughniyeh.” Mughniyeh is believed to have been the Iran-aligned Hezbollah chief of staff in Lebanon.
“You can’t act with impunity. Be careful,” Biden told reporters in Texas.
The United States carried out airstrikes authorized by Biden against facilities belonging to Iranian-backed militia in eastern Syria on Thursday, in response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.
Tehran has denied being behind recent attacks, whether those in Iraq, against shipping in the Gulf, or on Saudi installations by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis.
On Wednesday, rockets were again fired at an Iraqi base that holds U.S. troops, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials. The Pentagon stated the missile defense system at the Al Asad airbase “engaged in defense of our forces” before adding: “We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the individual who died.”